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9 RAINBOW 
TULIPS 



GIANT SIZE FLOWERS! 



i>T/£JS. n ? U8 Co ^ or ^ — T<U1 ' StrM1 9 Stems— Favorites Everywhere 

StZcoiin?f?^FTTTf arg cf. b u rillia S t D ° rwi * oiintense, fiery-red; heavy substance. 26 in. 

Vhite^td^d 24^n Strikmg Rembrandt Tull P- Law, cup-shaped blooms, red and 

B4— DILLENBUHG. Rich salmon-orange; very beautiful Breeder Tulip. Tall and strong; 

B ^a?e^^wer E, 29 re in y ^ ^ DafWin TuliP ' *&**■ Shaded Cream; larae oval 
fcw R ^ C ¥l ^^l HO «F- J***. eleaa »* Mayflowering Tulip. Large, sturdy 
fasTing 26 f n UttercUp yeUow bord * r *<* crimson-scarlet are very striking and Yong 

B7 25 P in U * IUS ' Beautiful ros e-Pmk Darwin Tulip. Strong, superb, long lasting blooms. 

B^-SCOTCH LASSIE. A bonnie Tulip of pure, deep lavender Larae cud shared 

tete ^ uv EMPEHOR - Bnlhan * Yellow Mayflowering Tulip of great beauty. Blooms 

FERRIS 9 PRICES ON THE GIANT RAINBOW TULIPS 

Large. Blooming-Size Btilbs-(Your Selection, all one kind or assorted, but not less 
than 2 of a variety when ordering just 10 bulbs ) 

10 for $1.00 * 25 for $2.15 * 50 for $3.95 
100 for $7.50 

(POSTPAID) 

RAINBOW "PICTURE" SPECIALS 

BIO — 80 HANDSOME TULIPS 
10 All Bright 
10 Cordell Hull 
10 Dillenburg 
10 Princess 

Margaret Rose 
10 Kriemhilde 
10 Prunus 
10 Scotch Lassie 
10 Yellow Emperor 

*6 25 

postpaid 



Bl — 32 HANDSOME TULIPS 
4 All Bright 
4 Cordell Hull 
4 Dillenburg 
4 Princess 

Margaret Hose 
4 Kriemhilde 
4 Prunus 
4 Scotch Lassie 
4 Yellow Emperor 

$055 

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* 6 TULIP STARS 

HOLLAND'S FINEST A, 

(SEE PICTURES IN COLOR ON OPPOSITE PAGE) ^ 

We consider these the largest and most beautiful of the newer Holland creations. 
Each is a brilliant "Star" thai will display rich splendor in the spring garden. All six are 
prize winners, and outstanding in size, color and beauty. 

Our Extra Choice Bulbs Will Give You 
Wonderful Large Blooms Next Spring. 

B14— DEMETER. (Darwin.) One of the largest of all Darwin Tulips— color a beautiful rich 
reddish-violet-purple. Unsurpassed for impressive size, superb coloring, and regal car- 
riage. 30 in. Early. 

BIS—ECLIPSE. (Darwin.) The richest, most beautiful dark red Tulip yet introduced. Immense 
blooms of splendid form, color a brilliant crimson, with blue base; tall stiff stems. Very 
long lasting. 26 in. 

BIS— PRESIDENT HOOVER. (Breeder.) Large, brilliant flowers of vivid orange-scarlet. One 
of the finest late Tulips for the garden. 29 in. 

i B17— QUEEN OF THE NORTH. (Mayflowering.) Impressive beauty of luminous pink and 
creamy white. Gigantic flowers of grand form and gloriously colored. 28 in. Wondertul 
bedder, and top favorite of many planters. 

B18— SMILING QUEEN, (Mayflowering.) There is nothing to compare with this great, new, 
pink Tulip. Coloring is a rich, sparkling deep rose-pink with a satiny rose edge; blooms 
extra large and sturdy, long lasting and non-fading. It is a masterpiece, and in our 
estimation the most beautiful of all Tulips. 26 in. 

B19— SUNKIST. (Darwin.) Most beautiful deep yellow Tulip, blooms lasting an unusually 
long time. Large oval shaped flowers are borne on tall, stiff stems; splendid for cutting. 
26 in. 

FERRIS 1 PRICES ON THE TULIP "STARS" 

Large, Blooming-Size Bulbs— (Your Selection, all one kind or assorted) 

6 FOR $1.00 • 12 FOR $1.65 * 25 FOR $3.00 * 50 FOR $5.50 

100 FOR $9.85 

(POSTPAID) 
HOW TO PLANT TULIPS 

For long-time blooms, richest colors and tallest stems, plant tulips 
in a lightly shaded area; in the South the east or north exposure 
is best Tulips must be planted in the fall, the ideal period bemg 
when the tree leaves begin to fall up until the time the ground 
freezes. Plant 5 to 7 inches apart and 8 or 9 inches deep in good, 
well-drained garden soil. A thin layer of sand upon which to lay the 
bulbs is recommended. Place bulbs in the bottom a* the trench, sur- 
rounding each one with good garden soil pressed firmly so no air 
pocket will be left. If the weather is dry after planting, soak the bed 
thoroughly several times to promote root growth. Just before the 
ground freezes, scatter a thin sprinkling of fertilizer over the top of 
the bed. After the ground freezes down two or three inches, cover 
the bed with several inches of shredded cornstalks, straw or some 
coarse mulching of that kind. Again the following spring when the 
Tulips are grovring, if the weather is dry you will have better 
flowering results it you soak the bed well two or three times. 



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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT 
The Black Tulip 



B21— QUEEN OF THE NIGHT 

The Black Tulip! 

An elegant Darwin, blooms of large size, 
color a deep rich maroon black with lus- 
trous, velvety sheen. The finest of the 
"black" Tulips, and especially showy when 
combined with scarlet, yellow or white 
Tulips. 29 in. 3 for 50c; 6 lor 90c; 12 lor 
$1.55; 25 for $2.75, postpaid. 

B22— RED EMPEBOR 
The Early Flashy Red Tulip! 
(Fosteriana Mme. Lefeber.) See picture 
on the envelope enclosed in this catalog. 
It is the largest, most vividly colored of 
all scarlet Tulips. The enormous blooms 
open with the Daffodils, are borne on 
strong stems and last unusually long for 
Tulips, 10 to 12 days. There is nothing 
more thrilling in early spring than a bed 
or border of Red Emperor Tulips. 18 in. 3 
lor 60c; 6 ior $1.00; 12 for $1.85; 25 for $3,35. 
postpaid. 



B23— REMBRANDT TULIPS 
The Striped or Feathered Tulips! 

like Darwins these have big 
cup shaped blooms of heavy 
substance, but instead of hav- 
ing solid colors they are 
boldly striped, blotched or 
feathered, with unusually gay 
and attractive blends. Our 
special mixture from Holland 
contains red and white, pur- 
ple or violet and white, yel- 
low and mahogany, maroon 
and gold, etc. Fine for cutting, 
or for massing in the border. 
Mixed only. 3 for 80c; 6 for 
$1.00; 12 for $1.$S; 25 for $3.00. 
postpaid. 




REMBRANDT TULIP 



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CONCOLOR 
FIR 




All Specimen Trees 

on pages 4 and 5 

not marked B&B, will 

be Individually 

Wrapped. 




DOUGLAS FIR 

tfl^-.*.**!**^ VSw Most magnificent of all lawn trees, 
EF30-VOnCOlOr K ir and is o{te n called Silver Fir. Long, 
soft, silvery to deep green foliage thickly covers a broad, imposing pyramid. 
Our specimens are very fine. 50-60 feet at maturity. ^^ % lQ 

(a) 12-16 hi., heavy field transplants. 2X $ ] L-W * ^ 5 ȣg 

(b) 16-20 in., heavy field transplants. 2X «J| ? 5fl j^ 

(c) 18-24 in., specimens. 3X ? ' QQ n 95 

(d) 2-3 ft ..specimens. 3X. B&B g sg 

(e) 3-4 tL. specimens, 4X, BAB 1M " MW 

~wi* lUilltlllC VmW <> eat "all-purpose" evergreen— splendid 

EF31-IJOU€JMlS Iir lor specimen or group planting on the 

lawn for hedges and backgrounds as well as the finest win^r^yanety. 
Su^mely hardy, healthy and drought resisting; it grows quickly and com- 
JaS^ffvelSS a loft/, graceful pyramid of deep, lustrous green. 60-80 feet 
at maturity. lfl 25 100 L0 00 

, . , * . ji- $ 1.50 $ 3-00 $ 10.00 $85.00 

(a> 4-8 in., »eedtags * J-JJ » J^ 12 SQ ^ M 

(b) 8-12 in., seedlings *■"■ *;" l A ? m 

c) 16-20 in. light transplants. 2X 5.50 11.75 40.00 

(d) 18-24 in., heavy field transplants. 3X 18.50 42.50 150.00 

(Specimen trees below): M $ ^ 

(e) 18-24 in., specimens. 3X 6 ; 00 n .25 

(0 2-3 ft., specimens. 3X, B&B 

m_l_~»— _ Vmm The Christmas tree evergreen from the 
EF32-BOlSCUil ■ 1» forests. Beautiful, heavy, lustrous foliage. 

Useful, too, for underplanting under large, established evergreens. ^ ^ 

$1.50 $ 3.00 $10.00 

4-6 in., seedlings w 

EF33-Colorado Blue Spruce F ™°^ B £. 

ergreen. very symmetrical. One of the most popular for lawn and park planting. 
40-60 feet at maturity. Eacj, 

$ 8 00 

(a) 12-18 in» specimens. 3X. B4B jq'qq 

(b) 18-24 in., specimens. 3X. B&B 

EF34-Colorado Blue Spruce , n sm«usj«e. 

.„...,. ° C $2.25 $ 4.50 $13.50 

(a) 4-8 in., seedlings . M 1SJW 

(b) 8-12 in., light transplant* IX »g | »" 

S^Thtetedto^ «~™ from seed taken 

develop into very tine Blue specimens. 

#l^i^ -- --J^ Cm «*««#« A Beautiful shapely green 
EF 3 5 -COlOrClClO aprUCe specimens, sometimes ac- 
quiring silvery tints as they mature. Very popular for lawn specimens, groups 
or backgrounds. 40-60 feet at maturity. £ ^ 2 io 

(a) 15-20 in.. heavy field transplaats. 3X $ JJj $ J-g «£» 

(b) 18-24 in., specimens. 3X J» «J a800 

(c) 24 it., specimens. 4X. B&B 4 * u *' w 

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NOTE! 

"X" means number 

of times root-pruned 

and transplanted. 



COLORADO 
BLUE SPRUCE 




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FERRIS' EVERGREENS 



EF36-Engelma2ins Spruce JSrJS&«- 

thick foliage that is often steel blue in color. It develops a narrow, pyramidal 
tree, at maturity reaching a height of 40 to 50 ieet. A rather slow growing beau- 
ty that is fine for landscape groups and backgrounds. It does especially well in 
the North and cooler mountainous areas. ^ ^ 

6-10 in. seedlings «J» « «■» * l6 -*° 

EF37-American Arbor-Vitae K? c o« 

evergreen hedges ,and is excellent, too, for lawn and foundation groups be- 
cause of its ease in shearing. It develops the densest of all windbreaks and 
screens Thick, bright green, beautifully carved foliage. Plant 2 ft. apart for 
sheared hedge. Needs lots of moisture. 30-40 feet at maturity when untnmmed. 

10 25 100 

(a) 6-8 in., seedlings $2.50 $5.00 $15.00 

(Specimen trees below): Each 2 

(b) 18-24 in. specimens. 3X *!- 85 * 3M 

(c) 2-3 ft, specimens. 3X. B&B 3.85 6.90 

rrno Ha|1 (^AtflflV Wel1 tnown native evergreen, popular for 

trJO-llCll %**T**»«» screens, hedges, windbreaks, and even as 

specimens on the lawn. Withstands dry weather well, and is very hardy. Thick, 

deep green foliage is sometimes silver tinted, with bronze tinge in the winter. 

Grows 20-30 feet tall, but is readily sheared to any desired size or shape. 

10 25 100 

(a) 6-10 in., seedlings $2.50 $ 5.00 $15.00 

(b) 12-18 in., heavy field transplants. 2X 6.50 14.50 

(EF39) 24 Assorted EVERGREENS 

STRONG. NORTHERN-GROWN SEEDLINGS 
4-10 IN, AVERAGE 

4 Colorado Blue Spruce, 4-8 in. 4 Ponderosa Pine, 6-10 in. 

4 Douglas Fir, 6-8 in. 4 Austrian Pine, 6-10 m. 

4 Norway Spruce, 4-8 in. 4 Red Cedar, 6-10 in. 

.Outstanding collection of some of our most popular Evergreens, ideal for land- 
scaping and screening. All Extra Hardy, Beautiful, Quick Growing, Developing 
Specimens in a Short Time. £*j 9g 

A 11241 " (Postpaid)" 



NORWAY 
SPRUCE 




BLACK HILLS 
SPRUCE 




WHITE 
PINE 













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EF41 NOR WAY SPRUCE A , lo " g_Hm £ favorit e for windbreak and ornamental 

QtrttM Vn ! jr,W "' planting. This is the familiar Spruce of the prairie 

nlSdl^of dL^P^ , *H r T nenta li PYram > d ^ r 11 brar ^ hed to the ground, with t^kfSort 
needles ot deep green. Hardy; rapid growing. For many years our Norway Spruce have been 
rhri r w<: d | mand io !u w /" dbr ^ n k Plantings, hedges, background groups 7 aT well a lilg 
Christmas Trees on the lawn. 60-75 teet at maturity. •»*«•» 

U> 4-8 in., —dim** s^ . , 2 | .^ 1-000 

00 8-12 in.. seedlings $ V£ * ***° »•■" »■» 

&> J2-18 in., light transplants. 2X . . . . fcg Jg JJg ^ 

J d J i?; 2 J «• ^ht transplants. 2X 4 50 1000 3000 

n £L 2 i *z f ma u *« *™pi«i«. « : : io.cS 22.50 85:00 

U> 3-4 ft., extra heavy field transplants. 4X 17.50 35.00 l^OO 

(Specimen trees below): Each 2 

(g) 18-24 in., specimens, 3X *i en m* r« 

EF42 WHITE SPRUCE An evergreen of fine form, useful in many phases of land- 

»kJT « M ^i Vi u* i * WWK ' scaping, also makes good screens and windbreaks. Short 
thick needles of light green, sometimes almost blue. It makes rapid growth, maturing at 60-70 

tt'Sfift^tiSre v •; ■■■« *& **» «& »S 

P? 31? g» iff?* < i1i l1 l llfc g 3.50 7.00 25.00 

/Si Urli "" ! ight ' '■ ■ ■ fillfc 2X 4.50 8.00 32.50 

(d) 12-18 in., heavy, bushy field transplants. 3X 5.50 11.25 36.50 

EF43 BLACK HILLS SPPUCF Handsome, heavy-foliaged Spruce, often almost 

^/VT^ * niWJniUtt blue in color, growing unusually compact and 
shapely. It is extremely hardy, easy to establish, maturing at 35-50 feet. Great favorite- for 
lawn specimen planting, and a wonderful windbreak evergreen in the West and Missouri 
Valley district. 

iSi Jlo't' Tr^" »"° »"o $io°8o 

(b) 6-10 in., seedlings 2 00 4 00 12 50 

S 5l 'itlS ¥*" k #<nr T' bushy, field transplants, tt 1 " ] 8.50 18>5 70.00 

(d) 18-24 uu, heavy, bushy, field transplants. 3X 10.00 22.50 85.00 

(Specimen trees below): Each 2 

(e) 12-18 in., specimens, 3X fiu «o en 

(i) 18-24 in., specimens, 3X. BAB ;;; 2JS \m 



(EF40) OUR FALL 
ECONOMY LAWN GROUP 

1 Colorado Blue Spruce,, light transplant J2i]8 in 

1 Black Hills .Spruce, bushy field transplant " 12-18 in 

1 Concolor Fir, light transplant 10-12 in 

1 Douglas flight transplant ... \\\\' .\\\)\%-2^m. 

1 Colorado Silver Cedar, light specimen 12-18 in. 

(Packed in one convenient bundle.) 



OUR BARGAIN 
FEATURE, only 



FIVE FAMOUS LAWN EVERGREENS, 

priced ior $5.15 



regularly 



$395 




EARL FERRIS NURSERY 



EF44 — WHITE PINE. c ? Ued " King of % Pines "- and is noted ior **« long, soft, n g ht 

rapid in growth hardy denendikil ^V" ^h' itS ¥<*"*$• ™i««c stature 9 Extremfly 
firS.t? W o „«? u ' tT??' dependable, retaining its lower branches even in mature years Dis- 
hnchve and beautiful in lawn groups or backgrounds, gives complete security in wuSbreak. 
1^Sa?rS'cW«„rn 8 c SSf?| ry ' D . ,orein0 » t ^mber pine 9 60-80 Jee? on nSurit? On acc^aunt ol 
N^ 8 ^ !!^^^. 1 ^ 6 Cann0t be Shipped into A " zona < Cauimia. Colorado, 

(a) 4-6 in., seedlings . " . " m }j* 

(b) 8-10in.. seedlings $ i*g $ J" «»■» 

(d) 2-3 It., heavy field transplants, 3X \ ^M 3L25 loaoo 

, . looj . . mmm (Specimen trees below): Each 2 

\?) i « , 4 m " s P®««n»»S' 3X « ^r M „ 

(1) 2-3 ft., specimens. 3X, BAB '"" Tf t 8.00 

EF45 RED (NORWAY) PINE J he great No™^ Pin e of the Forest! Hardy, en- 

,*«« „r™ Vi ;.,,., during and fine looking, Masses of long/soft, 

feX,??fK eedleS C S n f^T? 11 with the reddish bar ^ <™ d hold their bright shining color 
i r , ou ? hot the YeaT ' Splendid tree as a specimen on the lawn, planted along the driveway 
and develops an impressive, permanent windbreak or background. 50-75 feetat maturity 

(a) 4-6 in., seedlings . !°« s fL . B °0 

(b) 12-18 in., field transplants. 2X '::;:::: V//* \$ 'j^JJ *£™ 

(Specimen trees below): Each 2 

(c) 3-4 ft., heavy specimens. 4X. BAB 1450 w 50 

EF46 PON DEROSA PINE A m J? ssive ; spreading evergreen, with extra long, thick 

andwinHh^a «wn **' needles of deep green. Ideal for solid backgrounds 
and windbreaks, as well as for jmposing specimens on the lawn. 50-60 feet at maturity. 

(«) 8-12 in., seedlings f & , f*p ^ 

(Specimen trees below): £ ac h 2 

(b) 3-^ ft., heavy specimens. 4X. BAB $4 so « b so 

(c) 4-5 ft,, heavy specimens. 4X. BAB ' ""*"*; ; §S lLOO 

EF47— AUSTRIAN PINE Sometimes called Black Pine. Similar to the Ponderosa 
«Z«t « ^ T u 5't. Pi ? e ' having the ver * lon ^ need ^s of deep green, the 

great spreading branches and handsome form, though a trifle more upright reaching. A 
tavonte for specimen and background planting, for quick screens and windbreaks. 

8-12 in. seedlings .^ , f M $ }f M 

EF48 SCOTCH PINE 4 dec © r ative Pine, hardy, rapid in growth, and does well in 

irJT A^rZJl 'JZ!\ !u ui aim ° st ° nY J oil , When youn ^ » is a stocky, bushy, rounded 
!r^.TwKl y A# COV ^- ed Wlth blue ;^reen needles of medium length. In older years a delightful 
irregularity of outline gives picturesque landscape effects. It develops good windbreaks and 
screens, is popular m landscaping, and is one of the best for reforestation. 40-50 feet at 
maturity, 

(a) 8-12 in., seedlings « 1° 5fl « Ha einmi 

(b) 12-18 in., transplanted seedling. ; ; ; ;* ^oo * sioS Hfo 

EF49— JACK PINP Tne most ra P id growing evergreen. Useful as a quick windbreak 
^j-t*- *n*«f% run* tree and for poor soils, but is not recommended for ornamental 

planting. Needles moderately long and stiff, and of light green. 

10 25 100 

12-18 in., transplanted seedlings $ 2.50 $ 5.00 $15.00 

PLANTING DIRECTIONS ■ 

Plant your trees as soon as they arrive in good garden soil; it must be prepared in the 
same manner as for your garden. Set deeply and firmly in the ground after thoroughly soaking 
the roots in water, and water well around the trees until the ground freezes in the winter. 

Seedling evergreens should be planted in a garden plot or beds for the first two years be- 
fore transplanting permanently. A partial shade through the first summer is always beneficial. 
Small seedling and transplanted evergreens should be protected by a stake or wire netting 
to prevent their being trampled on. 

Your success depends on how well you water around your erergreens THROUGHOUT the 
fall. 

See planting directions for B&B evergreens at the top of page 11. 

— Hampton, Iowa Pa 9 e 5 



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Ten "Favorites" 

mO-AQUOEGIA LONG SPUHRED <Col»»bi».). Extra ; fi™ .hybrid, with dainty, graceful flowers 
"^beautiful term and coloring, spurs unusually long. M.xed only. 
,„, amy's BREATH Dainty feathery flowers and foliage; so fine in bouquets. 
P^O^OP^^au^glistening yellow flowers all summer long. Grand perennial e.ther 

P^J^MV^T^e. snow-white flowers in lavish quantities during June-July. One of 

«^.H^>Y ^ la o;d-fashioned Pinks are a deiight in any garden-charming tints, fringed 

P^A^D^Xorite all-summer perennia.. The showy bteoms shade from bright crimson 

PFW-KmBCOS.°TaIl plants with large, flaring blooms in late summer and fall. Splendid for 

backgrounds, hedges or bold accents. ■„„„>,. 

PF28-PYHETHHUM (Pointed Defies). During, May and June they have quant.t.es ol love., 

Daisies— red. white, pink and rose. Mixed only. 
PF29-PLATYCODON (Balloon Flown). Balloon buds open to large, showy bells of rich blue. 

Very hardy and dependable. , 

PF30-SEDUM SPECTABOE. A mound of excellent light green foliage t°PP«<f *" h ££«•• heads 

ofhandsome rose colored flowers in late summer and fall. Fine for border or rockery 
FERRIS' FALL SALE PRICES ON THESE 10 PERENNIAL "FAVORITES" 
(Your Choice— all one kind or assorted to your liking) 

2 FOR 80c • 5 FOR $1.75 * 10 FOR $3.00 

(POSTPAID) 



Six Perennial "Gems" 



"^KWJ^^^«» iWs a '° n9 archin9 

2 ier $1.00. postpaid. 
PF33--HELIANTHUS MULTIFLORUS, Big, Dahlia-like nowers of brilliant yellow cover abroad, 
"bushT* lit. ^kfnt Mendid ior borlers, massing in [he wild garden; or iiowers for cutting. 

Likes rich gravelly soil and plenty of sunlight. 55c each; 2 lor $1.00. postpaid. 
PF34^.RUSSELL LUPINES. Tall, 3-ft. stately columns solidly filled with Sweel ^^r^j 10 ^ 3 ' 
^l colors and tints imaginable, many of them bi-color. Plant in bold clumps n the sunny 

border, 10 inches apart, giving them plenty of motsture in dry periods. 55c each; 2 for 51.00. 

postpaid. 
W3S— MORDEN LYTHRUM. Beautiful, hardy perennial. A continuous succession of J©f©- ca ™"£f 
*K? «fk2f tbSSSrt the" summer. Splendid in borders; fine for cutting. 55c each; 2 for $1.00. 

postpaid. 
PF3&-^3CAMOSA CAUCAS1CA ^Pincushion Hower). Charming azure-blue flowers from June to 

September. Very fine for cutting. 55c each; 2 for $1.00, postpaid. 



PEONIES 

Fall is Ideal for Planting Peonies — So Hardy. Easy to Grow 
Gorgeous Lifetime Flowers for Every Garden 

6 "Favorite" Peonies 

PF401— AUGUSTE DESSERT. An unusual and very handsome Peony. Double blooms 
are very large, of wheel-like form, color an intense velvety carmine with distinc- 
tive border of silver. Midseason. 
PF402— DELACHEI. Showy violet-crimson; late midseason. Large, well-formed flowers. 
PF403-DUCHESSE DE NEMOURS. Large full flowers of waxen white tinted light 

canary-yellow in the center; fragrant. Strong grower; free bloomer, harly. 
PF404— EUGENE VERDIER. Large, compact blooms of vivid rose-pink softening at 

center to a lighter, luminous pink; pleasing fragrance. Robust in habit; stems very 

strong; heavy bloomer. An impressive late Peony. 
PF405— FEUX CROUSSE. Large double blooms of brilliant crimson with silky luster. 

A favorite red. Late midseason. 
PF406— REINE HORTENSE. Handsome double flower of soft shell-pink with crisp, 

fluffy petals notched and silvered at the tips; occasional crimson flecks in center. 

Very fragrant. Tail; free flowering. Midseason. 

YOUR CHOICE— Any of the Six "FAVORITE" Peonies described above: 

90c EACH • 3 FOR $2.50 * 6 FOR $4.50 

(POSTPAID) 



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Plant Perennials rather shallow but firmly 

in good, rich, well drained soil, keeping their 
crowns about level with the surface of the 
ground. Use plenty of water in planting, and 
see that there is ample moisture around them 
throughout the fall. In late fall when the 
ground is frozen down about 2 inches, cover 
your bed with shredded cornstalks, straw or 
some coarse mulching of that kind, taking 
care not to uncover too early in the spring. 



Plant Peonies in good rich soil in an open, 
sunny location if possible, with the eyes no 
more than 2 inches below the surface. Roots 
should be spread out well and the earth 
packed firmly around them. Water thoroughly 
several times during the fall if the weather 
is dry. Mulch the first winter. 





AQUILEGIA LONG SPURRED 




Deluxe Hybrids 



COREOPSIS 



(PF22) FALL PERENNIAL 
SPECIAL 



1 Aguilegia Long Spurred 

1 Bleeding Heart Old Fashioned 

1 Delphinium DeLuxe Hybrid 

1 Helianthus Multiflorus 

1 Scabiosa Caucasica 

1 Sedum Spectabile 

These 12 FAMOUS PERENNIALS 
(Regularly priced for $5.60) 



1 Coreopsis 

1 Alaska Daisy 

1 Hibiscus 

1 Russell Lupine 

1 Morden Lythrum 

1 Pyrethrum 



OUR FALL SPECIAL 



$477 

Postpaid 




PYRETHRUM 



MORDEN LYTHRUM 



SPECTABILE 



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3 PEONY "GEMS" -£W <r$e ^ 

W S^F^IE^ y S?i!S^* Extremely large flowers of perfect form open blush white with 
fcL T "5 f oUa f.V 7°,? bear °i n occasional carmine tip. Late midseason. listed among 
the world s 20 most beautiful Peonies. $1.25 each; 2 for $2.25, postpaid. 

^J^T^wi™ F ^ Q u' T hemost Y ivid oi ? 11 pinJc Peonies- and the show favorite. Medium to 
MiM tSSJS!.* 01 U 5 ' glow T 9 * salmo T n -P in ^ ^ Other Peony having the same luminous color 
Mild tragrance; midseason. A top-ranking beauty. $1.25 each; 2 lor $2.25. postpaid 



] Frances Wiliard 

THREE MARVELOUS PEONIES 
lor only 



PEONY "GEMS" SPECIAL (PF410) 
1 Karl Rosenfield 



1 Walter Faxon 



(Postpaid) 



>89 



6 "DELUXE" PEONIES £ac4 « ^uCen Wkutvtfutce 

PF411— LE CYGNE (The Swan). The very finest early white Peony and the highest rated (9.42). 

Very large, full and graceful, the blooms are tinged ivory upon first opening, changing to 

pure white. Moderately fragrant. A real beauty. $2,00 each; 2 lor $3.70, postpaid. 
PF41 2— MYRTLE GENTRY. The very loveliest of all Peonies. Gigantic flowers of perfect rose form, 

«°i or fL i5 eltina fi oft pink with tints of flesh and salmon; tea rose fragrant. Late. $2.00 each; 

2 tor $3.70, postpaid. 

FF414-fHIUPFE RIVOIHE. Beautifully formed, fully double flowers of bright rich crimson with 
bjackisn sheen are borne in large quantities late in the season. It is one of the highest rated 

01 all reds, and unlike most red Peonies has a pleasing roselike fragrance. A fine show 
tlower, and is absolutely void of stamens. A great Peony lor your garden or bouquets. $2.10 
each; 2 lor $3.85, postpaid. 

PF415-PRESIDENT COOLIDGE. Remarkably fine, late pink-a splendid show flower, and a 
beautiful landscape Peony Large blooms of warm hydrangea-pink are carried on tall, strong 
stems, and do not fade. $2.00 each; 2 lor $3.70, postpaid. 

PF416— RICHARD CARVEL. Very early and brilliant Peony, bearing a quantity of large, bomb- 
type flowers of vivid crimson; pleasingly fragrant. We recommend it highly for early, unfading 
blooms; a splendid cut flower, $1.50 each; 2 lor $2.75, postpaid. 

P " 17 7® OLA P. G ^ <?? e of the highest rated of all Peonies and ranked by some experts as the 
?J^£ ea 2 tl i ful: Extremelv i?W' A ul1 bl opms open slowly, attaining perfection of form and 

2 2>" K50° Tt g ^d ream " W W a suffusion of bu " and P ale salmon-pink. Late. $1.35 each; 

W S!^SF^JSSE1 CO !P I ^ m ?** 9, ra ^ d Champion Peonies— one each of the high rating, out- 
standing varieties m the De Luxe ' Group. 

Postpaid, only 



$8 



3 JAPANESE PEONIES 

For Pure Landscape Adornment, these Famous "Singles" 
Hare No Equal. Wonderful Cut Flowers. 

PF420—HELEN. Beautiful large blooms of dark shell-pink with golden stamens in center. Superb 
either in the garden or in bouquets. Early. $1.50 each; 2 for $2.75, postpaid. 

PF421— KRINKLED WHITE. A beautiful pale pink bud opens into a large flower with great broad, 
pure white petals like knnkled crepe paper. Strong stems make it fine for cutting, and it is 
unusually long lasting. A constant prize winner. $1.90 each; 2 for $3.50, postpaid. 

Pr r^7 S ?' ORI> DA ? C S* °5 e «° f the b f s J' most brilliant of the red Japs, and one of the highest 
rated. Large wel shaped flowers of dark velvety red are very showy either in the garden or 
in bouquets. Excellent plant; late. $1.65 each; 2 for $3.00, postpaid. g 

^scriJ^ above COMBINE *" Three alo "ous Peonies-one each of the three Japanese varieties 



Postpaid, for only. 



>98 



KARL 
ROSENFIELD 




Ferris' Peonies Are 
Strong, 3 to 5 Eye 
Roots, to Start Bloom- 
ing Next Spring! 




SWORD 
DANCE 



ROSES FOR FALL PLANTING 



sub zmo 





The new race of Everblooming Hybrid Tea Roses, bred 
to develop greater hardiness, longer life, greater re- 
sistance to disease, and still give a wealth of Rose 
bloom in all their glory of color and fragrance. Throuah- 
j^out the United States they perform magnificently^ b 
are especial* 
HF14-CUBL' 
on 
the **. 

RF1S— LILY PONS. (Pat. No. 420). Large, gracefu. ~ : -•-- , 

terTveTy free blooming. A superb Rose. Select- No. I plants. «.7S each; 3 lor $5.^. postpaid. 
RF16-QUEEH OF THE LAKES. (Pat. No. 1003). Deep, rich velvety crimson; beautifully formed 
bucU on long stems open to large full flowers of real brilliance. The Queen of all double 
red Roses Select, No. 1 plants. $1.75 each; 3 lor $5.00, postpaid. 
RF17— V FOR VICTORY. (Pat. No. 543). Large, double, clear yellow blooms that do not lade. 
fine fragrance. We consider it one of the finest of. all yelfow Roses; constantly in bloom. 
Select, No. 1 plants, $1.75 each; 3 for $5.00, postpaid. 

(RF12) SUB-ZERO ROSE "COMBINE" 

I Curly Pink 
I Lily Pons 

1 Queen of the Lakes 
1 V for Victory + _ - - 

These FOUR SUPER-HARDY ROSES $E&5 

(2-yr. Commercial Grade) ^M 

For only • •■••• Postpaid ** 



When We Ship Roses 
in the Fall 

Your Rosob will be shipped in late 
October or- early November, when the 
plants have become well ripened. II you 
are located In a colder section where the 
ground rree2es early, simply prepare your 
beds in advance and cover them with a 
foot or mare of straw or coarse litter, re- 
moving mulch when the plants arrive. 

How to Plant Roses in the Fall 

All Roses flourish best when planted in 
good, rich, well-drained so|l in an open 
sunny location, but sheltered from north 
winds. They should be in beds or borders 
by themselves where roots of neighboring 
trees or shrubs will not penetrate and rob 
the soil. Make the hole deep (10 to 12 
inches), and be sure that the plant is set 
low enough so that the bud union (graft) 
is about 1 inch below the surface of the 
ground. As you take each plant from the 
packing, soak the roots for several hours 
in water, then plant as above recom- 
mended, 18 inches apart. Roots should be 
spread out naturally, the soil pressed very 
firmly around them, then water thoroughly. 
Prune back taller branches to about 12 
inches. 

Mound earth over and around each 
plant for a distance of 8 to 10 inches, then 
when the ground is frozen down about 2 
inches cover around the mounds and over 
them with 6 to 12 inches of leaves, straw 
or shredded cornstalks, held down with 
boards. In the spring gradually remove 
the winter cover (not too early), then cut 
back the tops to within 4 to 6 inches of 
the ground. The canes of Climbers, such 
as Paul's Scarlet Climber, should be laid 
flat on the ground and covered with earth 
and straw through the winter in all the 
northern states. 





FLORIBUNDA 



Masses of Brilliant Clustered Flowers 
the Season Through 
RF3— ELSE POULSEN. Splendid border or 
hedge Rose, often growing 3 ft. tall, with 
lovely rose-pink clustered flowers all sea- 
son. 2-yr., select, 95c each; 2 lor SI. 75, post- 
paid, 
RF4— FLORADORA. Brilliant flame-orange-red 
— the most startling color of any border 
Rose. Strong, 21/2-3 ft. plants are constantly 
in bloom. 2-yr., select, 95c each; 2 for $1.75, 
postpaid. 
RF5— SPARKLER. Favorite Polyantha. Rich 
crimson flowers in big clusters, and always 
in bloom. 18 inches. 2-yr., select, 95c each; 
2 ior $1.75, postpaid. 

(RF6) BORDER ROSE SPECIAL 
1 Else Poulsen 
\ Floradora £**55 



I Sparkler 
ALL THREE, lor only 



*2 f 



SPARKLER 



Postpaid 



CLIMBING ROSES 

for Fail 

RFl— PAUL'S SCARLET CLIMBER. Most Beautiful 
June Red Climber. Large, semi-double flowers 
on long stems in bold clusters hold their vivid 
scarlet until the last petals fall. Very fine for 
trellis, fence, arch, or can be kept pruned back 
to bush form. 2-yr., select $1.00 each; 2 ior 
$1.50, postpaid. 

RF2— NEW DAWN CLIMBING ROSE. All season 
long it has a fine covering of beautiful, large, 
double flowers of delicate apple-blossom-pink 
that are very fragrant. Fine for cutting. A won- 
derful Pillar Rose. 2-yx.. select, $1.00 each; 2 
lor $1.75, postpaid. 



OUR EVERBLOOMING ROSE "QUEENS" 

hL'VM 4 FAMOUS PATENTED HYBRID TEA ROSES 

WkkJ^lM RF20— CHARLOTTE ARMSTRONG (Pat. No. 455) Long, stream-lined buds 

f3/ Vjy of rich carmine unfold slowly into large, full blooms of sparkling cense 

—beautiful until the end. Hardy, vigorous, free blooming. Winner ot 

many awards and the All-American Rose of 1941 Shown in color on 

page 9. 2-yr., select, $2.25 each; 3 lor $6.00. postpaid. 

RF21— CHRYSLER IMPERIAL. (Pat. No. 1167). All-American Rose of 1953— 

a full, large, richly textured flower of richest crimson, and very fragrant. 

It is an exhibition queen, unmatched by any other red Rose. Plant is 

strong, healthy and symmetrical — cm all-round great Rose. 2-yr„ select, 

$2.50 each; 3 Ior $6.60. postpaid. • 

RF22— PEACE. (Pat. No. 59). The greatest, most perfect of all Roses. Large buds of gold edged 

deep pink unfold into very double, giant size flowers of fended yellow pale gold and ivory 

with light cerise edge. Every dav it seems more beautiful. The 1946 All-America Rose Winner. 

2-yr.. select, $2.50 each; 3 Ior $6.60. postpaid. 

RF23— SUN VALLEY. (Pat. No. 1135). Named for the famous Sun Valley resort, this magnifi- 
cent new Rose portrays its brilliance and golden glory. The full, beautifully shaped buds 
open to large, long-lasting, non-fading blooms of the most intense yellow, and are borne in 
profusion all season long. A wonderful Rose in the garden, or for lovely goMen bouquets. 
2-yr., select, $2.50 each; 3 for $6.60, postpaid. 

i ^h^^tt?^Itr H o n S g E "Chrysler imperial . i peace i sun valley 

These FOUR SUPERB EVERBLOOMING ROSES. Described above and pictured on page 9. 
Only -. • (Postpaid) $8.60 



FAVORITE HYBRID TEA ROSES 



McGREDY'S 
IVORY 



Wonderful Fragrant Blooms Next Year — Hundreds of Them! 
(See pictures at right.) 

RF25— CRIMSON GLORY. Still the most popular dark red Rose, with flaring buds 
opening into handsome flowers of deep velvety crimson; rich fragrance. Vigor- 
ous plant; heavy bloomer. 

RF2S— McGREDY'S IVORY. Deep petaled flowers, full, fragrant, and of richest 
ivory-white. One of the most beautiful white everblooming Roses. 

RF27— McGREDY'S YELLOW. Large, shapely buds of gold unfold to graceful flow- 
ers of soft clear yellow. Hardy; always in bloom. A great favorite with all Rose 
gardeners. 

RF28— PRESIDENT fcOOVER- Large, fragrant blooms of cerise, orange and gold 
richly blended are borne on long cutting stems. A very popular, beautiful multi- 
colored Rose. 

RF29— THE DOCTOR. Enormous blooms of shimmering pink. Said to have the most 
beautiful color of all Roses, the richest fragrance. 

FERRIS' FALL PRICES on the Favorite Everblooming Roses Described Above 

(All one kind or assorted to your liking) 

Select, 2-Year, Field-Grown, Blooming-Size Plants 



95c 



»-„ a 



each 



* 

(POSTPAID) 



for 



$2*9 



L 



(RF30) FAVORITE 

EVERBLOOMING ROSE 

COMBINE 

1 Crimson Glory 
1 McGredYs Ivory 
1 McGreaYs Yellow 
1 President Hoover 
I The Doctor 

FIVE BEAUTIFUL 
HYBRID TEA ROSES 

Blooms all season 

Delightful colors 

Rich fragrance 

$425 

(Postpaid) 



Select, 2-Year, Blooming- 
Size Plants, only 




EMBERS 




CURLY 
PINK 



Wonderful Roses for Hedges and Borders 
RF7— EMBERS. (Pat. No. 1178.) Brand new 
and outstanding, with brilliant, clustered 
flowers the color of a live, red-hot-coal. All 
summer long the strong, healthy, shrubby 
plant has a goodly covering of these con- 
spicuous, non-fading blooms. Splendid bor- 
der or hedge Rose, or as a single speci- 
men. 2-yr.. select. $2.25 each; 3 for $6.00. 
postpaid. F 

RF8— GOLDILOCKS. {Pat. No. 672.) Sunnv 
clusters of bright yellow, fully double flow-* 
ers, sweetly fragrant. 2-yr. select. $1.50 
each; 3 for $3.90. postpaid. 
RF9— MA PERKINS. (Pat. No. 1143.) 
Beautiful buds of sparkling coral 
shaded red, touched yellow at base, 
open into superb, 3-inch flowers of 
warm salmon-flesh-pink, and of rich, 
sweet fragrance. The All- America 
Flohbunda Award Winner for 1953, 
2-yr.. select. $2.00 each; 3 for $5.25. 
postpaid. 

(RF10) FLORIBUNDA ROSE OFFER 
1 Embers 
1 Goldilocks 
1 Ma Perkins 
ALL THREE for only . 

(Postpaid) 






LILY 
PONS 




VFO! 
VICTOR 










CHRYSLER 
IMPERIAI 



PRESIDENT 
HOOVER 





McGREDY'S 

ELLOW 



CRIMSON 
GLORY 










lennte 'pouadatcm Sv&tfiee*t& 



HICK'S YEW 
Ideal for Shade 



All Evergreens on pages 10 and 11, 

not marked B&B, will be Individually 

Wrapped. 

NOTE! "X" means number oi times 

transplanted and root-pruned. 



CANNART 
RED CEDAR 



EF1— HICKS YEW. Favorite Column Yew— ideal for 
shade. This charming evergreen of unusual form 
develops a narrow clump of vertical branches, very 
columnar in habit Has the beautiful Yew foliage- 
dense, lush green, feathery— and like the other Yews 
thrives best in rich, moist soil and partial shade. 

Each 2 

(a) 18-24 in., heavy specimens, 3X $6.00 $11.00 

(b) 2-2V* It., heavy specimens, 3X. B&B 8.00 15.00 

EF2— BROWN'S YEW. New and very graceful Yew, 
developing a delightful vase shape. Beautiful deep 
green, waxen foliage. Splendid for the north side or 
other shady spots, and prefers rich, moist soil. Rapid 
growing. Each 2 

12-18 in., heavy specimens, 3X $6.00 $11.00 

EF3-SPREADING JAPANESE YEW. Beautiful Deep 
Green Spreader Type— ideal for shade. Of informal 
graceful habit, its many branches covered with the 
plump, waxen Yew foliage. Highly desirable for the 
north side foundation, for the rock garden, or to 
mass in front of taller evergreens. 



Each 



2 
$4.50 



10-15 in., light transplants, 2X $2.50 

EF4--COLORADO SILVER CEDAR. The lovely Rocky 
Mountain Cedar. Develops a quite slender pyramid 
of silvery green; a little clipping each year produces 
a more formal outline. Very desirable for the en- 
trance, foundation groups or background. 12-15 feet 
at maturity when untrimmed. Each 2 

(a) 12-18 in„ light specimens, 2X $1.75 $3-00 

(b) 3-4 ft., heavy specimens, 4X, B&B. . 5.00 9.00 

EFS-CANNART RED CEDAR. This very hardy, and 
excellent landscape tree is pictured in the Ever- 
green group below. Develops a beautiful pyramid 
and is distinguished by its deep, lustrous green, 
tufted foliage. 15-20 feet at maturity but easily 

sheared to any desired size. 

Each Z 

(a) 2-3 ft, specimens. 3X $5-50 $10.00 

(b) 3-4 ft, specimens, 4X, B&B 7.50 14.00 

EF6-SAVIN JUMPER. A favorite trailer— beautiful de- 
pendable and hardy. Dark green, tufted foliage 
covers dense, spreading branches, producing an 
ideal plant for the foreground, and giving fine finish 
to foundation groups, parks, or formal beds. Seldom 
over 3 ft. at maturity. Pictured in group below. 

Each 2 
(a) 12x18 in., specimens, 2X .' . . . $375 $6.50 

- (b) 18x24 in., specimens, 3X, B&B 5.00 9.00 




EF7— TAPER QUEEN JUNIPER. We highly recommend this elegant 
Juniper of unusual symmetry and color. Thick, handsome, twilled 
foliage covers a very dense cone— color a deep shimmering green. 
Splendid for entrance or formal garden. 6-10 ft. at maturity 

Each 2 

(„) 2-3 ft. .pecime*.. 3X *» "J" 

(b) 3-4 ft., specimens. 4X. B&B 7 - W I40U 

EF8-D0NDEE (PYRAMID) JUNIPER. Beautiful and Shapely Column- 
one of the finest and hardiest of the tapering Junipers for doorstep 
and foundation groups. Its feathery gray-green foliage through the 
summer turns in the fall and winter to a delightful plum tint. 10-12 
ft. at maturity. Each 2 

(«) 3-4 ft., specimens. 4X. B4B * «■» «£•" 

(b) 4-5 ft., heavy, select specimens, 4X, B&B 1&-"" **- w 

EF9— KETELEER JUNIPER. Here is a lovely broad pyramid of bright 
green very fine for entrance and foundation planting. Foliage has 
a more soft, loose, fluffy appearance than some; frequent shearing 
keeps it more compact and formal Hardy; desirable. 12-15 ft. at 
maturity but easily sheared to smaller proportions. 

Each 2 

(a) 3-4 ft., heavy specimens, 4X. BAB. 

(b) 4-5 ft., heavy specimens, 4X, B&B. 

EF10— PFITZER'S JUNIPER. Beautiful, 
graceful, hardy; it is one of the 
most popular of all dwarf ever- 
greens. Handsome, feathery, gray- 
green foliage covers the arching, 
spreading branches. 3x5 feet at 
maturity. See picture in evergreen 

group below. 

Each 2 

(a) 12x18 in., heavy 
field transplants, 3X $3.50 $ 6.00 

(b) 18x24 in., 
specimens, 3X 4.50 8.00 

(c) 2x3 It., 
specimens, 4X, B&B . . 6.50 12.00 

EF11— SILVER-BLUE PFITZER JUNI- 
PER. With all the grace, beauty 
and fine performance of the Pfitz- 
er's Juniper, it has the added 
charm of silvery blue foliage. The 
new growth each season enhances 
its silvery outline. Hardy every- 
where. 3x4 feet at maturity. 

Each 2 

(a) 12x18 in., heavy 
field transplants, 3X . . $2.50 $4.40 

(b) 18x24 in., 
specimens, 3X. B&B 5.00 9.40 



NOTE! 
Ail Evergreens on pages 10 and 11 
can be kept sheared to any desired 
proportions. 



DUNDEE 

(Pyramid) 

JUNIPER 





(EF1 2) "PICTURE" 
EVERGREEN GROUP 



PFITZER'S 
JUNIPER 



1 Cannart Red Cedar specimen, 2-3 ft. $5.50 

I Piitzer's Juniper, 18x24 in- 4.50 

1 Savin Juniper, specimen, 12x18 in. .. 3.7S 

Totals * 13 - 75 

OUR LANDSCAPE FEATURE . I V 

(Individually Wrapped) 
Three choice evergreens lor one side of 
doorstep, or foundation group. 



(EF14 COMPLETE 
ENTRANCE GROUP 

2 specimens for. . .$10.00 
2 specimens for... 8.00 
2 specimens for. -6.50 



$24.50 



*18 



50 



(Individually Wrapped) 
Six choice specimens, 
to plant on both sides of 
doorstep. 



H ° H«w*Y^?, 11 « ! k^? , |r E , V ?L green8 EF15-HALLS SILVEB JUNIPER. Handsome Blue Pyramid-new and outstand- 

KOW lou Should Plant Them mg. Heavy, feathery foliage of rich steel blue densely cloaks a shapely, 

D ac^ d nafv' y in^'h PP * d me ° nS 'STT" Evergreens are ^XXtt.L^Zi^Xtlp*™ ** "" ^"^ "^ 

packed singly in sphagnum moss. We have been handling y ^ F . « 

them in this way to reduce shipping costs for our customers, t~\ i * u « • w A 

and to speed delivery. When planting Individually Wrapped }?{ 5*2, /J, s P« c "»»ns, 3X . $5.50 $ 10 .00 

trees, remove all of the packing material, soak roots thor- (b) 3 * 3 « "" s P«cunens- 4X, B&B , 7.50 14.00 

oughly in water, then plant deeply and firmly in good well- ppir__ctppt utitp Trratorn m j t i . ^ 

prepared garden soil, using plenty of water. Until you have Vti Jti JUNIPER. Wonderful landscape evergreen. The heavy 

good rains, it is advisable to water heavily around the Ever- twilled foliage is of rich, shining silvery blue. Very early it develops a 

greens 2 or 3 nights each week. compact pyramid, and maintains a more even symmetry than any other 

B&B meams Balled and Burlopped. The tree is dug with maturity ^ Splendid for entr <™<* or formal garden. 6-l6 ft. at 

a solid ball of rich, heavy loam in which it has been grow- P . „ 

ing for years, completely covering and protecting the root /„,,, „ e ^„. „„ w * acft Z 

system. In planting B&B Evergreens, dig hole 6 inches wid- 5£{ t\ u * p * ctmens ' ** •■™'- ......$8.50 $12.00 

er and deeper than the ball, and plant complete ball and {b} 3 * 4 fl *' heaTY »P««mens, 4X, B&B 8.50 16.00 

burlap after you cut the strings and roll back burlap at p F17 rwiwrcr s-wri-iuru Tim.n^ «< „ i , 

top. Take care not to break the ball, and water heavily. iul5™? M -u COL W M J™ 1 ***- TalL slender columns of deep green 

-tear - - — ~ — - — - SB£SrSeSsf iiSn "-**"**• ** 

Each 2 

I ■■ J 'di£ 3 " 4 iX " heaVY s P«cimen«, B&B 15.50 $10.00 

Jf^JS* 5 l™ 1 ™- Semi-erect bushy, spreading evergreen with a 

decided bluish cast growing as broad as it does tall. It fills a place all 

its own between the low and tall growing Juniper, and has been very 

popular with our customers. Splendid for specimen and border planting 7 

15x20 m., specimens, 3X, B&B $7.rjQ $13.40 

EF19--MUGHO PINE. Beautiful dwarf pine, with dark, rich green foliage, de- 
veloping a compact little globe. Hardy. Excellent for foreground and foun- 
dation planting, for beds, and for grouping inside the walk. 

Each 2 

iZ\ f; 12 !*" 1 -*' h ? aTY * r « ms Pl«mts. 2X $1.85 $3.35 

(b) 12x18 in., heavy specimens, 3X, B&B 4.50 &00 

ET20-COLO-GREEN JUNIPER. New, Beautiful, Dark Green Pyramid. Thick 
fhll{ a ?^ CO T a u™?^' compact ' symmetrical pyramid, seldom more 

i^S^^^J^^SS^^ en,rance or iounda1ion planting - 

Each 2 

(a) 2V2-3Va ft., specimens, 3X $5.50 $10.00 

O) 31/2-41/2 ft., select specimens, 4X, B&B ' . 7^50 14.00 

^nToT^^ 10 ^ A™ *"*™. Beautiful, Bright Green, Landscape Column, 
Sl££f ° Ur m 5 St PPP ular ornamental evergreens. The formal compact 
S Y ^S l,-\vT r ? d .i. Wlth l aCY ' bright green folia ^ e ' never growing too tal 
Z ^J^r Y - Ju ! the f?\K°t everareen that fits perfectly into the entrance 
desired height" ng - 12 " 15 "' at maiUHXY ' but eaSily *•* beared to^ny 

Each 2 

muoho pine ft JVy*£ESrtf?.::: « |g *g 

a n ^Th U J?°v RHA " n,II,E,, • This very fine dwarf Juniper will give distinct 

&S?5.?; &d*« «*■ ,deal * *• «««SS Aground 

# k «*_««. , , Each 2 

1 iZl }2*li m " bush X * r «nspJants. 2X S2 50 $4 00 

1 illiiiltt ' I M i 8 ? 24 m " specimens. 3X Tf'S $4 *°° 

(c) 2x3 ft., specimens, 4X, B&B Y-S^^"^"" siflO SiS 

£8UB 



STEEL BLUE 
JUNIPER 










PYRAMIDAL 
ARBOR-V1TAE 

Beautiful 

Bright Green 

Landscape 

Column 



1 



x 



ANDORRA JUNIPER 

(EF24) (EF26) 

OUR FALL DOORSTEP SPECIAL DOUBLE COLLECTION 

1 Pyramidal Arbor- Vitae 2 specimens for $4.75 

specimen, 2 ft. $2.80 2 transplants for ... 4.00 

I Andorra Juniper, 

bushy transplant, 12x18 in.. . . . 2.50 $ 8 " 75 

4 Favorite Evergreens— 

__ T ?. tals *. .$5.30 a complete Doorstep 

These 2 Favorite Doorstep Evergreens planting 

, , $385 $jL45 

for only , ^ for only \# 

(INDIVIDUAiLY WRAPPED) 

Page J 1 J 






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'■*& 



POPPIES 

These are the "new fashions" in Oriental foppjes— the 
finest and most distinctive hybrids yet introduced. Plant 




an inch or two below the surface 
giving them warer owum™*.., -uring dry spells in *e «bW p 
the season. Mulch in late fall with straw, wild hay, or shredded com stalks. 



the ground, giving them 




Brilliant, Flashing Beauties 
for Your May-June Garden! 

No. 1 Blooming Size Plants 

PF40— CAVALIER. Enormous crinkly flow- 
ers of deep, rich scarlet-crimson. Tall 
strong stems; very free blooming. Finest 
of its color. 70c oach; 2 for $1.20, post- 
paid. 

PF41— CURTIS GIANT FLAME. Gi- 
gantic flowers of blazing red are 
borne on a 3-4 it. stem. Bigges* 
of the Poppies and most bril- 
liant. 80c each; 2 ior $1.45. post- 
paid. 

PF42 — HELEN ELIZA- 
BETH. Exquisite, large, 
crinkled flowers of La- 
France-pink with no 
trace of dark spots or 
blotches. Rugged grow 
er; long blooming per; 
od. One of the greatest 
of them all. 70c each; 
2 ior $1.20, postpaid. 

PF43— SASS PINK. Immense blooms of 
delicate flesh-pink, petals delightfully 
creped. Our choice of the light pinks. 
70c each: 2 ior $1.20, postpaid. 

PF44— WUNDERKIND. Considered the fin- 
est cerise-colored Poppy, better de- 
scribed as a true, deep begonia-rose, 
with black velvety spots in center. Gi- 
gantic flowers on strong stems. 80c each; 
2 ior $1.45, postpaid. 



(PF45) ORIENTAL 
POPPY SPECIAL 

I Cavalier 1 Curtis Giant Flame 

1 Helen Elizabeth 
1 Sass Pink 1 Wunderkind 



These 5 ELEGANT POPPIES 
only 



(postpaid) 



pAitftOT 

Tulips 

For Frills and Thrills, Plant Some 
of these Unusual Beauties! 

Their large, superb flowers are a rare combination of rich 
color, waved and fringed petals, graceful carriage and form— 
and they bloom a little later than most of the other s. The y 
make wonderful bouquets and are equally as delightful in the 
garden. Planters who have them want more; you will take 
great pleasure in them if you have never tried the Parrots. 

^F (Top Size Holland Bulbs ior Extra Large Blooms Next Spring) 
B26— BLUE PARROT. Lovely blend of violet, purple and blue with bronze tints. 
The huge, rich flowers are borne on strong, 24-in. stems. 20c each; 5 for 
70c; 10 ior $1.35, postpaid. 

_. ||I1|ED B27— FANTASY. Large flowers of beautiful salmon-pink, with 
CAVALIER frilled, laciniated petals, and touches of apple green on 
the back. One of the most charming of all Tulips. 20c 
each; 5 for 70c; 10 lor $1.35, postpaid. 

B28— ORANGE FAVORITE, Large glowing blooms of rich 
orange, green blotches, yellow base, and very Vagrant. 
Has true Parrot form. Extra fine Tulip. 20c each; 5 ior 70c; 
10 ior $1.35, postpaid. 

B29— THERESE. Very large, vivid cherry- scarlet blooms 

on strong, 24-in. stems, petals attractively ruffled. 

Finest of the red Parrots. 25c each; 5 ior $1.00; 10 ior 
$1.80, postpaid. 

PARROT SPECIALS 



B25— 12 PARROT TULIPS 

Three bulbs each of the 4 
Parrot Hybrids offered 
above. Extra Large. Bloom- 
ing Size. 



Only 



$-|75 

Postpaid 




B30— 20 PARROT TULIPS 

Five bulbs each of the 4 
Parrot Hybrids offered above 
and pictured at right. Extra 
Largo, Blooming Size. 

$2 85 

Postpaid 



FERRIS' FALL 
(SF10) FRENCH LILAC SPECIAL 

1 Charles Joly 
1 Charles X. 
1 Ludwig Spaeth 
1 Madame LeMoine 
1 Michael Buchner 
1 President Grevy 

Six Beautiful French Lilacs 
Select, 2-3 ft., transplants 

$750 

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We specialize in these Select Hybrids that have such glorious, large, 
fragrant flowers of superb coloring — starting to bloom when very young. 
SFil—CHARLES JOLY. Double, dark purple-red; very fine. 
SF12 — CHARLES X. Large flowers of rich wine-red. Splendid for cutting. 
SF14— LTJDWIG SPAETH, Rich crimson-purple; flowers large, single florets. 
SF1S — MADAME LeMOINE. Large, double, snow-white flowers. 
SF1 6— MICHAEL BUCHNER. Lovely double flowers of soft violet. 

SF17— PRESIDENT GREVY. Large double flowers of soft delicate blue. 

Very fine. 

PRICES ON OUR FRENCH LILACS (All one kind, or assorted to your liking) 

Each 2 5 

2-3 ft., heavy, select $1.55 $2.80 $8.50 

SF18— ROTHOMAGENSIS LILAC 

The lovely Chinese Lilac, and the finest for hedges. Strong arching 
branches are profuse with large, loose clusters of bright rose-lavender. See 
special hedging size on page 23. 

Each 2 5 

(b) 2-3 ft., select , $0,85 $1.60 $3,75 



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1 GROOTENDORST 
ROSE 



(Ideal for borders, hedges and foundation groups. 

Hardy everywhere.) 

HF3S— F. J. GROOTENDORST. Favorite Rugosa Rose, with 

y abundant clusters of bright carnation-like, rose-red flow- 

* ers all summer. 4-5 ft. at maturity. 2 yr., select. 95c each; 

3 for $2.69. postpaid. 

RF36— HARRISON'S YELLOW. Each June, year after 
year, this grand hardy bush is covered with semi- 
double, sweet-scented yellow Roses. 4-5 ft. at 
maturity. 2-yr., select. 95c each; 3 (or $2.69. post- 
r paid. 

'RF37- NEARLY WILD. (Pat. Applied For). A Sub- 
Zero Floribunda that all summer is a mass of 
clustered single flowers, bright apple-blossom-pink 
fcand white in color. Splendid for hedges or founda- 
tion setting. 2-yr.. select, $1.75 each; 3 for $5.10. 
postpaid. 

RF38— SHRUB ROSE "COMBINE." One each of F. J. 
Grootendorst, Harrison's Yellow and Nearly Wild. 

t These Three Hardy Beauties for only $3.00. 

postpaid. 









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WILD 
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TF99— ROSEZALEA 

Very beautiful, tall growing 
shrub. In May and early June it 
has a grand, solid covering of 
crabapple blooms followed by at- 
tractive red fruit. One of our most 
popular ornamentals. Choice of 
(a) Bright Pink or (b) Red. 

Each 2 

4-5 ft., select $1.69 $2.98 

TF 100— CRIMSON KING MAPLE 

(Pat. No. 735). Purple-Crimson Foliage All Sum- 
mer! This magnificent tree develops a rounded, 
compact top of unusual symmetry, with showy 
deep crimson foliage throughout the growing 
season. Hardy, easy to grow, but give it plenty 
of water for the first few years, especially 
through the fall. 

Each 2 

6-8 ft, light branched $6.85 $12.85 



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CRIMSON 

KING 

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SPIREA 
THUNBERGI [ 

SF40-VlHGn«AL MOCK ORANGE. Improved Mock Orange, with larger, often semi-double Bo* 
fragrance. Each ^ 

2-3 ft., select 

« jfkf SF41-SPIHEA THUNBERGI. Tiny feathery foliage on dainty, arching branches, tipped with white flowers 
-MttJ/vYl in early spring. Fine for borders and hedges. Each 2 

^h*ttiW^ M ■"*■■' $1C0 

WA\J(y^ ft * SF42-SNOWBALL. White, ball-shaped flowers in spring. Great favorite for many years. Thrives well i» 

^^ft^^ ^transplant, , ^ »* 

1T SF43-HONEYSUCKLE. TARTARIAN. Beautiful tall growing shrub, ideal for backgrounds and screens. Ar- 

tistic flowers followed by red berries. See hedging prices on page 23. E ^ h % 

.. $0,60 $1.00 

2Yj-3 It., heavy • •" 

SF44-AMERICAN CRANBERRY-B USH. Beautiful native shrub with slender drooping b ^ hes ;. flat . h .^ 
oTcreamy-white flowers, bright scarlet clustered berries that make good jelly, and attractive foliage 

ri SMA/CD iKir * hat 'urns to rich red in autumn - Fine for ^d 618 and screens - Each 2 

FLOWtKirHJ $0.80 $1.40 

QUINCE lt,2A "*" tra,wplan,s 

SF45-FIOWERING QUINCE. Often called "Firebush" because of its clustered, flame-colored flowers in 

May and June. Fine, popular shrub for ornamental planting. £ach % 

$0.80 $M0 

2-3 H., select 

SF4S-CYDONIA SPITFIRE. (Pat. No. 830). Outstanding, new Flowering Quince that is perfect for narrow 
V SS^^SLJ». Upright in habit, it seldom is over 2 ft broad ,the vertical branches loaded 

with large, deep crimson-red blooms in the spring. 2 It. select. $1.50 each; 3 lor $4.00. 
SF47-WEIGELA BRISTOL RUBY. (Pat. No. 492). Considered the finest red-flowering Weigela. Heavy cov- 
ering of handsome, bell-shaped flowers of glossy ruby.rimson^ during ^<^«^™ r ' "* 

often a good showing of blooms in late summer and fall. 18-24 in., select, $2.00 each; 3 lor $5.75. 

SF48- WEIGELA ROSEA. Bushy, spreading plant with beautiful trumpet-shaped 'flowers o( light rose. 

Very popular, and an elegant shrub for specimen planting, or foundation groups. 

... $1.00 $1.80 

9k* it., heavy ■ • 

| fc j SF49-PUSSY WILLOW. Famed for its pearl-gray, furry catkins in early spring. ^^ 2 

.....$0.80 $1.40 

2-3 ft. • • • 

SF50-SNOWBERRY. WHITE. Miniature, rose-pink flowers are followed by large, clustered, milk-white 

fruits which often remain into winter. Fine for shade. £<jch 2 

. ..$0.50 $0.85 

12-18 in., transplants *" 

SF51-SNOWBERRY, IMPROVED RED. (S. Chenaulti.) Excellent for shady locations. Dainty foliage and 
large, coral-red berries. Each 2 

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SF52-MAYFLOWER VIBURNUM. (Car lessi) . Pink- 
tinted, fragrant flowers; excellent foliage This 
beautiful shrub does well in sun or light shade. 

Each 2 

12-18 in., select 
(SPECIAL WRAP) $1.95 $3.60 

SF53 - VIBURNUM CARLCEPHALUM. Magnificent, 
New. Fragrant Snowball. (Pat. No 776). Hardy 
quick growing, compact shrub, profusely covered 
with clustered blooms of rich ivory white and so 
fragrant. Luxuriant foliage takes on brilliant fall 
colors. We highly recommend this outstanding 
shrub. 12-18 in., transplants. $3.50 each; 3 for $9.50. 

SF54 — DOGWOOD, RED - TWIGGED. Blood - red 
branches are especially showy on the wmter land- 
scape. Fine, upright shrub for background or filler. 

Each 2 

2-3 it., heart W.7S $1.35 

SF55— DOGWOOD, YELLOW-TWIGGED. Golden yel- 
low branches, white flowers and berries. 

Each 2 

3-4 ft., heavy $0-80 $1.40 

SF56— DOGWOOD. VARIEGATED. Handsome foliage 
has creamy- white edge. Fine for north side or 
other shady spots. 

2-3 ft., select $0.90 $1.65 

SF57— COTONEASTER (Canadian Privet.) Handsome 
glossy, bright green leaves turn to rich scarlet in 
the fall; jet black ornamental fruit. Very hardy and 
desirable landscape shrub. 

Each 2 

2-3"ft., select $0.75 $1.35 

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PLANT THIS FALL 

These favorite, extra har- 
dy varieties are readily es- 
tablished in the fall, and 
will be all ready to start a 
quick growth next spring. 
We start shipping them after 
the first frost, when their 
new growth hardens up. 

Set the plants deeply and 
firmly in good soil, giving 
the tops a judicious pruning, 
and see that they have 
plenty of moisture through- 
out the fall season. 




FLOWERING 
ALMOND 



SF20— HYDRANGEA ARBORESCENS. Grand, summer-flowering 
Hydrangea, often called "Hills of Snow." Large, rounded, 
showy white blooms from June until August. 

Each 2 

18-24 in., transplants $0.90 $1.65 

SF21— SPIRE A FRCEBELI. Lovely, clustered, rose colored flowers 
cover the semi-dwarf plant in May and June. Favorite border 
shrub. 

Each 2 

2-3 ft., select $0.85 $1.55 

SF22— SPIREA VAN HOUTTEL (Bridal Wreath). Most popular of 
all flowering shrubs. In May and June their graceful, arching 
sprays are covered with pure white flowers. Hardy every- 
where. Fine for hedges as well as lawn specimens. (For 
hedging, see prices on page 23.) 

Each 2 

3-4 ft., select $0.75 $1.35 

SF23— SPIREA BILLIARD I ROSEA. (lilac Spirea). Handsome 
rose-pink, plumy flowers in midsummer. Fine for foundation 
groups and hedaes. 

Each 2 

18-24 in., transplants $0.60 $1.00 

SF24-SPIREA ANTHONY WATERER. Beautiful dwarf Spirea 

with rose-crimson blooms. Ideal for foreground, low hedges 
and foundation groups. 

Each 2 

12-18 in., transplants $0.60 $1.00 

SF25-ALMOND, PINK FLOWERING. Lovely, double, rose-like 
flowers in early spring. 

Each 2 

1248 in., transplants $0.65 $1.10 

SF26— ALTHEA. ROSE OF SHARON. Handsome, double crinkled 
flowers in summer and fall. Mulch heavily during winter in 
severe climates. Choice of (a) Pink, (b) Purple, and (c) Red. 



Each 
18-24 in., select $0.50 



2 

$0.65 



SF27 — BARBERRY, RED-LEAVED. Rich bronze-red foliage 
throughout summer and fall on a thorny shrub. Showiest of 
all shrubs for contrast effects. Plant in full sunlight. (For 
Green-leaf Barberry, see Hedges on page 23.) 



Each 
12-18 in., transplants $0.85 



2 

$1.55 



SF28—CRIMSON PYGMY BARBERRY. The new miniature form of 
Red Barberry, each plant developing round and full, with 
delightful color tones. Splendid for foreground, low founda- 
tion, or edging. Plant in full sunlight. 8-12 in., select, $1.50 
each; 3 for $4.00. 

SF2&— DWARF FLAME BUSH. (Euonymus alatus compactus). 
Every place should have one of these year-round beauties. 
Yellow flowers in the spring are followed by red berries. As 
autumn approaches, the deep green foliage turns to bril- 
liant copper- red-rose hues and is like a bush afire. Corky 
bark adds unusual winter attraction. Hardy everywhere. 



Each 
18-24 in., select $2.50 



2 

$4.35 



SF30— BEAUTY BUSH. Delicate, pink, fragrant flowers in pro- 
fusion during May and June. 

Each 2 

2-3 ft., select $1.10 $2.00 

SF31— GOLDEN ELDER. Beautiful gelden leaved shrub, with 
white flowers and edible fruit. Plant in full sunlight. 

Each 2 

18-24 in., transplants $0.60 $1.00 

SF32— HYDRANGEA P. G. Magnificent fall Hydrangea, famed 
for its huge cone-shaped flowers of white that turn to pink 
and bronze, lasting for months. 

Each 2 

2-3 ft., select $1.00 $1.80 

SF33— WHITE KERRIA. (Jet Bead). Beautiful plaited foliage, 
artistic white flowers, jet-black fruits. Very fine landscape 
shrub for sun or light shade. 

Each 2 

12-18 in., light transplants $0.50 $0.85 

SF34— BLUE MIST (Caryopteris). Lovely Blue Spirea. A cloud 
of fringed, powder-blue flowers covers the low rounded plant 
in August through fall; fine silvery green foliage. Splendid 
plant for flower border, for the low foundation, or foreground 
of shrub borders. Mulch through winter same as perennials. 

Each 2 

18-24 in., select $0.85 $1.55 



SF35— AZALEA MOLLIS. Handsome, clustered blooms in May 
and June, colors from flame pink to salmon, orange and yel- 
low (our choice). In northern sections protect through the 
winter same as Hybrid Tea Roses. 

Each 2 

12-18 in., select $1.98 $3.65 

SF36— DWARF NINEBARK. Very hardy and attractive landscape 
shrub, shapely and compact in habit. White flowers are fol- 
lowed by colorful berries; foliage takes on bright colors in 
fall. (See hedging prices on page 23.) 

Each 2 

2-3 ft., select $0.65 $1.10 

SF37— FORSYTHIA SPECTARirllS (Golden Bell). Earliest spring 
blooming shrub. Lovely bell-shaped flowers of buttercup 
yellow. 

* * „ . , Each 2 

2-3 ft., select , $0.85 $1.55 

SF38~-FORSYTHIA LYNWOOD GOLD. Wonderful new Forsythia 
from Ireland. The sturdy, upright branches are simply smoth- 
ered under brilliant yellow flowers from top to bottom, with 
individual blooms full and of rich substance. 

12-18 in., transplants $1,10 $2.00 

SF39--GOLDEN IBOTA. Beautiful Golden Privet. Splendid, rug- 
ged plant with leaves of clear yellow. A colorful shrub for 
contrast in mixed plantings, and develops a striking hedge. 
F ant in full sunlight. In northern sections give it a protected 
place, and mulch well through winter. 

12-18 in., transplants , $1.00 $1,60 



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EARL FERRIS NURSERY — Hampton, Iowa 




PF204 



PF203 * 

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PF200 



PF200— 1 Blue Boy 

PF202— 1 July Glow 

PF203— 1 Leo Schlageter 

PF204— 1 Lillian 

PF205— 1 Polkadot 

PF207— 1 San Antonio 

PF208— 1 Tigress 

PF209— 1 World Peace 
8 HANDSOME PHLOX— Illustrated above, 
and described on page 17. Sele *' J?°l *' 
Field-Grown Plants $^45 

Postpaid 



Only 



(B66) DUTCH HYACINTH 
SPECIAL 

B60— 2 City of Haarlem 
BS1— 2 King of the Blues 
B62— 2 LaVictoire 
B63 — 2 L v Innocence 
B64— 2 Pink Pearl 

10 BEAUTIFUL HYACINTHS — Illustrated 

below, and described on page 17. Large. 

Blooming Sire bulbs $^22 

Only • » 

Postpaid 



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Postpaid I 

,. -j ii • a (Tot descriptions and further prices, see page 

(Our Phlox are described and individually priced | | |«* aescnpuo 

on page 17.) 

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B63 



B60 



B64 



B61 



Ferris' GIANT PHLOX 
Bloom All Summer! 

Wonderful Hardy Perennials that can be grown anywhere. Their blooms are often two 
and three times larger than shown in the picture on opposite page. We list the newer out- 
standing varieties that are noted for their clear, rich colors, their vigor, and freedom of 
bloom Strictly No. 1. Field-Grown, Blooming Size 

PF2O0— BLUE BOY. The nearest to true blue of any Phlox. Color best in light shade Shown 

in color on page 16. 
PF201— EVA FORRESTER. Splendid large heads of coral-pink with white eye. 
PF202— JULY GLOW. Glowing carmine-red; beautiful. See color photo on opposite page 
PF203— LEO SCHLAGETER. Most vivid scarlet, as if on fire. Tall, large and very fine See 

illustration on page 16. 
PF204— LILLIAN. Most beautiful delicate pink Phlox. We picture this on page 16. 
PF205— POLKADOT. Slight pinkish tinge with fuchsia-red eye. Large; lovely Shown in 

color on page 16. 
SPSSh" ??« AL pubm,E " Warm purple shaded violet with deeper eye. A beautiful color. 
PF207— SAN ANTONIO. Rich plum-red. Famous for lasting brilliancy. Color photo on oppo- 

site page. 

^Sf^?5^ S ^ i !li? n i orange " scarlet ' This flashv beauty is shown in color on page 16. 
PF20&— WORLD PEACE. Enormous pure white blooms. Very fine. See color photo on oppo- 
site page. r ^ 
OUR FALL POSTPAID PRICES ON THESE TEN GIANT PHLOX 

(Your Choice— all one kind or assorted to your liking) 

40c each * 3 for jl. 00 • 6 for $1.88 • TO for $2.98 




GOLF BRAND LAWN GRASS SEED 



FALL IS A FINE TIME TO PLANT PHLOX 

«rJfVl? h «i !u a - loW bul fil F ly . f g , ood V ri 1 h ' weji-drained soil in a sunny location, 12 to 18 inches 
apart keeping their crowns about level with the surface of the ground. Soak the bed thoroughly several 
times during the fall if the weather is dry. Mulch well in late fal when the grounds irazen tdoln abou 



2 inches. 




This is a wonderful time to get a good lawn started. Fall 
rams and cool weather give it an excellent start, and next 
spring late snows will be so beneficial. ORDER NOW — 
plant it as early as possible. 

GOLF BRAND is the best lawn seed for sun or shade. It 
is a blend of II hardy perennial turf seeds, with Kentucky 
Bluegrass, Creeping Red Fescue, Meadow Fescue and Poa 
Inviahs forming the basis, with seven other special purpose 
grasses added (one of these is the wonderful Merion Blue- 
grass) to meet varied conditions and needs. Golf Brand will 
make you a permanent lawn. With reasonable care you will 
have a thick carpet highly resistant to weed growth, and easy 
to care for. It is treated with a new fungicide for easier sprout- 

' mg an Z^ towth ~7 at no cost to y° u! Sow about one pound to 
every 200 square feet 

1 lb. (carton), $1.69; 5 lb. (carton), $8.30; 

10 lbs. (2-5 lb. cartons), $16.20; 

25 lb. (bag), $39.75. (POSTPAID). 



SMALL FLOWERING BULBS 



B56 — GRAPE HYACINTHS. (Muscari Armeniacum.) 
This is the new, improved type with flowers larger 
and of deeper blue than the old Heavenly Blue. You 
can always depend upon having a profusion of their 
rich flowers soon after the snow is gone. Fine for 
borders, edging shrubs or perennials, in the rock 
garden, or to fill thin spots in the lawn. Plant 2 to 4 
inches deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Choice, bloom- 
ing-size bulbs: 10 lor 55c; 25 for 95c; 100 for $3.00, 
postpaid. 



(See Page 18 for Crocus, Dutch Iris, and Scillas) 
B57— SNOWDROPS. (Galanthus.) Dainty, white, nod- 
ding blooms peep through the ground ere winter is 
scarcely gone. Plant thick, in the border, rockery, 
or under trees where the lawn is thin. Delightful 
with Scillas. Plant 2 or 3 inches deep and 3 to 4 
inches apart; mulch in late fall. Choice, blooming- 
size bulbs: 10 for 80c; 25 for $1.65; 100 for $5.00, post- 
paid. 



B58— SNOWGLOBIES. (Chiondoxa.) Twinkling stars of 
brilliant blue with white centers add to the gaiety 

. of the early spring garden. Plant 2 or 3 inches deep 
and 3 to 4 inches apart. Fine for the rock garden, 
or to edge shrub and perennial borders. Mulch in 
late fall. Choice, blooming-size bulbs: 10 for 55c; 25 



for $1.10; 100 for $3.25, postpaid. 





DUTCH HYACINTHS 



Fragrant, Colorful, Beautiful 



Of never-failing joy are the early, richly colored 

blooms of the Dutch Hyacinths, filling the air with 

their delicious perfume. Plant the bulbs in the fall 

as soon as they reach you, using rich, well drained 

garden soil, setting them about 6 to 8 inches deep 

and 6 inches apart. Soak the ground thoroughly 

several times if you have a dry fall. Mulch heavily 

with straw or leaves after the ground is frozen down 

an inch or two. For indoor culture, plant the bulbs in old 

pots and store away in some cool, dark place for 6 weeks 

then bring to the light. 

B60— CITY OF HAARLEM. Finest yellow. 
B6I— KING OF THE BLUES. Deep indigo-blue; beautiful. 
B62— LaVICTOIRE. Deep, glistening carmine-red. 
B63— LTNNOCENCE. Pure waxen white. 
BG4— PINK PEARL. Deep rose-pink with lighter edge. 
Ferris' Dutch Hyacinth Bulbs Are Extra Large, 
Blooming Size 

3 for 75c • 6 for $1.35 • 12 for $2.55 
25 for $5.00 

(Postpaid) 




DSCAPE MICE 



For folks who are anxious to secure 
a well-balanced and accurate LAND- 
SCAPE PLAN that will exactly fit your 
home grounds and specifications, this 
is a wonderful opportunity. If you wish 
this service, you must write for our 
Sketch Blank which gives full instruc- 
tions, and explains the small initial cost 
that will be refunded to you if you pur- 
chase Ferris' stock. 

Write for your Sketch Blank now if 

you are interested in a landscape plan, 

including a planting list that will cover 

the complete cost of planting your 

grounds. 

Page 17 




PEONY-FLOWERING 


TULIP SPECIALS 


B35— 12 PEONY- 
FLOWERING TULIPS 


B36— 24 PEONY- 
FLOWERING TULIPS 


3 Bonanza 
3 Eros 
3 Nizza 
3 Symphonia 

$195 

Only ■ 

Postpaid 


6 Bonanza 
6 Eros 
6 Nizza 
6 Symphonia 

$^75 

Only ** 

Postpaid 



PEONY FLOWERING TULIPS 



These are real Glamour Queens— Immense, Double Tulips 
that look like big, full Peonies. 

The pictures above show them at about one-half their 
actual size. Their magnificent blooms are borne on strong, 
straight stems about 20 inches tall Our customers have 
given us extravagant words of praise for these Giant Peony- 
Flowering Tulips. Why not enjoy their rare beauty in your 
own garden? 

(Top Size Holland Bulbs lor Extra Large Blooms 
Next Spring!) 



B31— BONANZA. Like a brilliant western sunset— big, bomb- 
shaped flowers of brick red with gay yellow border. 20c 
each; 5 for 80c; 10 for $1.45, postpaid. 

B32— EROS. Largest of all Tulips, color a beautiful old-rose- 
pink lightly tipped silver, 30c each; 5 for $1.25; 10 lor $2.25, 
postpaid. 

B33 — NIZZA. A new variety and a real treasure. Large, strik- 
ing, double flowers of light clear yellow with scarlet-red 
stripes. 25c each; 5 for $1.15; 10 for $2.00, postpaid. 

B34— SYMPHONIA. New, bright cerise-red. Very double and 
large, 25c each; 5 for $1.25; 10 for $2.00, postpaid. 



B54 SCILLAS (Squills) 

Lovely, bell-shaped flowers of delicate tints bring a charm 
ill their own to the early spring landscape (see illustration 
it right below.) Let them edge your borders or beautify your 
ock garden, planting them in ordinary soil about 3 inches 
ieep and 3 or 4 inches apart. Mulch in late fall. Choice of 
a) Blue Queen, porcelain-blue; (b) Rose Queen, rosy pink; 
ot (c) Sibirica, bright blue. Select, blooming-size bulbs: 
10 for 75c; 25 for $1.50; 100 for $4.25, postpaid. 



B52 GIANT CROCUS 

These large flowering hybrids are pictured in some of 
their delightful colors below. Crocus is the first flower of 
springtime and brings a real thrill. Good for edging borders, 
for the rockery, or for clumping in the lawn where the grass 
is thin. Plant 2 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 inches apart in 
well drained soil. Can also be planted in shallow pots for 
indoor culture. Mixed only. Select, No. 1, Blooming-Size 
Bulbs: 10 for 65c; 25 for $1.25; 50 for $2.25; 100 for $4.00, 
postpaid. 



B53 DUTCH IRIS 

Famous for their richly colored, orchid-like 
blooms that directly follow the Tulips— see color 
photo at right. They are especially showy in 
borders, and make wonderful bouquets. Plant in 
good, well-drained soil about 5 inches deep, as 
soon as they reach you; mulch heavily through 
the winter. Choice of (a) Blue Triomphator, new, 
handsome deep blue; (b) Golden Harvest, finest 
yellow; (c) Imperator, perfect bright blue; or (d) 
White Superior, very large white with yellow 
stripe. Select, blooming-size bulbs, 5 for 45c; 10 
for 80c; 25 for $1.55, postpaid. 



DUTCH 
IRIS 




Page 18 




B55 SPRING MAGIC SPECIAL 

4 Crocus 4 Scfflas 

4 Snowdrops 
4 Snowglories 4 Grape Hyacinths 

$100 

(These delightful, early spring flow- Only 

ers are described and individually •■■ ' " *«. . - 

priced on pages 17 and 18.) Postpaid 



GIANT CROCUS 



SCILLAS 





REGAL LILY 



Riant Ferris' Large Select Bulbs This Fall for Fine Blooms Next Summer! 

^F^*!?^? 1 ,!5? wPdT' ^ nif * cenl ' » e £; hardy variety bearing 6-inch flaring trumpets oi brilliant, sunset blends and tints. 
Lasy to grow; long lived. Plant 6 m deep. 11.50 each; 2 for $2.85, postpaid. 

^W^H^f wJ??^ E J 3FEE5?' C K onsidered *■ l T eSt ? f the new , Hybrids, and has taken top Lily awards all over the country. 
t«i port \1 blooms of heavy substance, suffused with warm yellow and apricot tones. A beauty queen for any garden. $2.00 

^^^^fl^lJ^ 8 ?^ Ca J'f1u the 'i 80 ^** Lily" The pyramidal head bearing up to 20 blooms may be cut as the first buds 
open and will remain fresh until the entire spike is m flower. Colors vary from soft yellow to shades of orange, copper and sal- 
mon-red, many scarlet tipped and spotted with reddish brown. Plant 5 to 6 inches deep. 70c each? 2 for $1.20, postpaid. 

^iiv^fttfta^^ f« e 5fc ifol oiT ) '*a ::harming ' SmaU flowering Uly of bright scarlet ' blooming through June. Very hardy and long 

^KU^f^^ 1 ?^ UL ^ <p«b»H«»um). A glory of color in June when the bushy, erect plant is a mass of large, coppery-crimson 
blooms. One of the easiest to grow and one of the most beautiful. SOc each; 2 for $1.00. postpaid. 

^tr^m^^iuri^ff i^ Y rt ( ? ent " t li r ,) ' °?Vi the grecrt new H yb rids - Bi 9 trumpets are clustered on 6-8 ft. stalks; the inner 
Uf^T-L P u* u S Wth ° uter ? etals vaT i-* mted ' some cream Y yellow, some icy green, some soft fuchsia pink, others pure 
glistening white. Hardy, vigorous, rieavy and long time bloomer. Plant 6 to 7 inches deep. 60c each; 2 for $1.00, postpaid; 

tf SELti; h^ Uul Mi t c *»»«nr Hybrid. Wide open, graceful flowers of rich muted orange with soft touches of amber 
T J ?TT Extremely hardy, easy to grow. Very lovely in the garden or in bouquets. 95c each; 2 for $1.75, postpaid. 

^^F^J^LJ^ 6 T al i Uti S e lavorit e- e Gran d, large, white blooms lightly tinged pink, with golden yellow center, and so fra- 
grant, bntirely hardy; July blooming. 35c »ach; 2 for 58c; 10 for $2.50, postpaid. 

**2fcS?2SL ^"J (Sp *°' MW 5 *™*); 2, ne °1 the most beautiful of all Lilies— extra large flowers of pink and white blend with 
Sack 2 ffsLS! polypoid? 6 Y fragrant " Hant 8 in ' dee P to well-drained soil, sun or light shade. August- Sept ember flowerfng. 85c 

^w^wfth v5k>J P "nS? Um S ig<m,eum >- Spectacular Lily for the July garden, tall stalks bearing clusters of orange-scarlet 
nowers with yellow centers spotted maroon. Hardy and strong growing. S5c each; 2 for $1.15, postpaid. 



(LF50) FALL LILY SPECIAL 



1 Aurelian Hybrid 1 Candlestick 1 Regal 

1 Bellingham Hybrid 1 Olympic Hybrid 1 Sunset 

(Large, blooming-size bulbs) 
Thes© EIGHT ELEGANT LILIES, only (Postpaid) 



1 Coral 
1 Rubrum 

$435 



PLANT LILIES DEEPLY — 

Six to ten inches, with the exception of 
the Day Lilies, which require shallow 
planting. Select a WELL-DRAINED spot, 
somewhat sheltered, using a thin layer of 
sand under the bulb, tilting bulb slightly, 
then pack good rich garden soil firmly 
around it. Mulch in late fall. 



r# I^W/*VVV144^V^ (Strong, Blooming-Size Plants) 

These are far superior to the old-timers. Hardy, easy to grow; they bloom freely EVEN IN SHADE, and last a 
lifetime. Plant 18 to 24 inches apart in ordinary garden soil, sunlight or shade, their crowns not more than an inch 
or two below the top of the ground. Mulch through the first winter. 



LF55— APRICOT. Lovely fragrant blooms of soft apricot-orange. 2 ft. May- 
June flowering. 55c each; 2 for 95c, postpaid. 

LF56 — BUCKEYE. Handsome, full flowers of clear orange with mahogany 
red eye are borne on 30-in. stemsi Prolific in growth and bloom. June-July. 
55c each; 2 for 95c, postpaid. < 

LF57— OPHIR. Big, 5-inch, golden-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers, often 25 
to 30 blooms to a stem. 4-ft. stems. This golden beauty is pictured at right. 
55c each; 2 for 95c, postpaid. 

LF5&-— ROSALIND. New, very beautiful hybrid. Large, distinctive flowers of 
bright rose-red with a silvery sheen. 3 ft. July flowering. 75c each; 2 for 
$1.25, postpaid. 

LF59— TEJAS. Brilliant, 4-inch flowers of fiery red with velvety sheen; deep 
yellow in the throat. Fast grower; very floriferous. 3% ft.; June-July. See 
color illustration at right. 75c each; 2 for $1.25, postpaid. 



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OPHIR 
DAY LILY 




I CANDLESTICK 
LILY 



(LF60) DAY LILY COMBINE 
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These FIVE GARDEN BEAUTIES, only (Postpaid) 



1 APRICOT 
1 BUCKEYE 



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HARDY SHADE TREES 



Plant This Fail for 
Quicker, Better Growth. 



TF70— RASSWOOD (American Linden). Splendid, rapid 
growing lawn tree, developing a rounded, compact 
top, heavily covered with large, glossy leaves that 
give dense shade. _ , - 

(a) 4-5 ft $2.85 $5.50 

(fa) 6-7 ft M branched 3.85 7.50 

TF71— CANOE BIRCH. Also called Paper Birch — a 
beautiful, tall, broad growing tree of open, graceful 
habit. Paper white bark appears in a year or two, 
and continues through maturity. A tine tree to clump 
on the lawn, near e vei greens, or along the driveway. 

Each 2 

5-6 ft. $2.50 $4.50 

TF72— CLUMP BIRCH. Beautiful landscape and home 
lawn tree, with an average of three trunks in clump 
form growing from one root system. Snowy white 
bark develops in a few years, giving it winter as 
well as summer charm. Each 2 

4-5 ft. . . . , $3.45 $6.50 

TF73— AMERICAN ELM Finest native tree, developing 
a gigantic spreading top. Beautiful bright green 
foliage. Hardy, fast growing, long lived. 

Each 2 6 

(a) 5-6 ft $1.25 $2.25 $ 5.00 

(fa) 6-8 ft., heavy 1.75 3.00 7.50 

(c) 8-10 ft., heavy, select .... 3.50 6.40 17.50 

(d) 10-12 ft., heavy, select .5.00 9.40 26.00 
TF74— CHINESE ELM Beautiful, sturdy, graceful and 

extra quick growing. Slender twigs and branches 
grow compactly into a shapely top, and are covered 
with small, dark green leaves. Popular for street and 
lawn planting, as well as for windbreaks and 
screens. 

Chinese Elm Seedlings (For windbreaks and screens) 

25 100 

(a) 2-3 ft., select seedlings $2.75 $ 8.00 

(fa) 3-4 ft., select seedlings 4.00 12.50 

Chinese Elm Transplants (for street and lawn planting) 

Each 2 6 

(c) 5-6 ft. $1.25 $2.25 $5.00 

(d) 6-8 ft., heavy I.75 3.00 7.50 

TF75— MOLINE ELM. A grafted type of Elm that de- 
velops a handsome vase form — superb tree for street 
and park planting. Large green foliage. 

. « ^ £<*<* 2 

6-8 ft, select $4.50 $8.40 




(These are shipped in the fall after the first frost, 
when the new growth will be hardened up. Plant 
deeply and firmly in good soil after thoroughly soak- 
ing the roots in water. Also soak the ground heavily 
several times during the fall, if the weather is dry.) 

TF76 — HACKBERRY. The "storm-proof" tree, very fine 
and valuable for street or lawn planting. It grows 
tall and broad, its numerous branches spreading 
horizontally, and are seldom broken by winds. Rough 
bark, long pointed leaves of bright shiny green. 
Completely hardy; rapid grower. Each 2 

(a) 6-8 ft., heavy $3.00 $ 5.50 

(b) 8-10 ft, heavy 5.00 9.40 

(c) 10-12 ft., extra heavy 8.50 16.00 

TF77— THORNLESS HONEY LOCUST. Handsome tree 

of open habit; rapid growing. Delicate fernlike foli- 
age; fragrant flowers in May-June. 

Each 2 

8-10 ft, select $2.50 $4.50 

TF78— MORAINE LOCUST. (Plant Patent No, 836.) New. 
Beautiful Vase-Shaped Locust: Thornless and Seed- 
less! The rounded head of its early years soon de- 
velops a wide, graceful vase form, much in the 
manner of a stately old Elm. Very hardy, rapid in 
growth, and long lived. A great tree to frame the 
house or to line the avenue. Each 2 

7-8 ft. branched $730 $14.00 

TF79— HARD (SUGAR) MAPLE. Great favorite every- 
where. Beautiful foliage, handsome form, and dense 
shade, with brilliant fall colors. 

Each 2 

(a) 5-6 ft., light branched $3.00 $5.50 

(b) 6-8 ft., light branched 4.00 7.50 

TF80— HARLEQUIN MAPLE. New, Handsome, Varie- 
gated-Leaved Norway Maple. Center of the leaf is 
green, outside white or nearly white. The tree grows 
rounded and compact, and with the fine covering of 
two-toned leaves is particularly ornamental. Excel- 
lent for street or lawn planting; hardy everywhere. 

Each 2 

5-6 ft., light branched $5.00 $9.40 

TF81— NORWAY MAPLE. Fine Hard Maple, medium 
rapid in growth, and one of the most loved trees in 
America. Bright fall colorings. Fine tree for street or 
lawn, and hardy everywhere. 

Each 2 

6-7 ft. branched $3.50 $6.50 



TF82— PIN OAK. Handsome, tall branching pyramid 
with carved foliage of deep glossy green, taking on 
fall colors of red and bronze. Rapid growing. 

Each 2 

4-5 ft $3.00 $5.50 

TF83 — RED OAK. Magnificent native tree "of large size 
and rapid growth. Deeply cut foliage of bright waxen 
green turns in the fall to brilliant purplish red. 
Splendid tree for lawn and avenue planting. 

Each 2 

(a) 6-8 ft., select , $6.00 $10.50 

(b) 8-10 ft, heavy, select 8.00 14.50 

TF84— LOMBARDY POPLAR. Slim, formal column 
branching to the ground; very striking tree on the 
landscape. Great favorite for quick screens and 
backgrounds. Hardy; fast growing. Plant 6 to 8 feet 

apart Each 2 6 25 

(a) 3-4 ft $0.50 $0.85 $2.35 $ 8.75 

(b) 8-10 ft., heavy . . . 1.95 3.55 9.60 25.00 

TF85— BOLLEANA POPLAR. Choice landscape tree, 
having the same formal pyramidal shape of the 
Lombardy Poplar, though hardier and longer lived. 
Deeply lobed leaves have a silver facing; bark 
light olive green. Eadk % fi 

5-6 ft . . $2.55 $4.00 $10.50 

TF86— NIOBE. WEEPING WILLOW. Handsome weeping 
tree with golden yellow bark, and narrow green 
leaves silver faced. Strong, hardy, graceful tree. 

Each 2 

5-6 ft $2.00 $3.50 

TF87— WISCONSIN WEEPING WILLOW. This very 
popular, green barked tree grows broad and spread- 
ing, with a beautiful drooping manner that is so 
effective in the background or close to pools and 
streams. Hardy, fast growing. 

Each 2 

5-6 ft $2.50 $4.50 

TF88— -RUSSIAN OUVE. Large shrub or small tree, with 
lovely silvery gray foliage that gives delightful con- 
trast. Fine for accent, or for screens. 

Each 2 6 

3-4 ft $0.65 $1.00 $2.40 



ORNAMENTAL TREES 

For Lawn Specimens, Clumps, Backgrounds 



(These are shipped in the fall after the first frost, 
when the new growth will be hardened up.) 
TF89— MOUNTAIN ASH. Dark green, fernlike foliage, creamy white flowers in 
the spring followed by showy clusters of orange-red berries. Very beautiful 
lawn tree. g^ 2 

W 6-8 ft. 3.50 6.50 

TF90— TREE HYDRANGEA. Handsome, dwarf tree form of Hydrangea P. G., at 
maturity standing 6-8 ft. tall. Each 2 

3 -4 ft $2.50 $4.70 

TF91— PURPLE FRINGE (Smoke Tree). Large ornamental shrub, often growing 
10-12 ft. tall and almost as broad, with a fine covering of bloom in purple-grey 
billows through midsummer. Each 2 

3 ' 4 ft - • ■ $1.85 $3.30 

TF92— ROSE TREE OF CHINA. Very beautiful, double roselike flowers of apple- 
blossom-pink in early spring. Each 2 
3 " 4 ft $1.95 $3.50 

TF93 — PURPLE-LEAF PLUM. Rich purple-maroon foliage all season give fine 
contrast. A favorite landscape specimen. Each 2 

3 - 4 ft • a $1.50 $2.50 

TF94— BECHTEL'S DOUBLE-FLOWERING CRAB. Double soft pink flowers like 
Roses. One of the most popular. Each 2 

*-5 ft ,$K95 $3.50 

TF95— CRIMSON BRILLIANT CRAB. (Pat. No. 939) The Most Brilliant Red 
Flowering Crab to Date! The crimson, semi-double flowers are followed by 
purple-red fruit. Of medium size, the tree is ideal for small grounds, and it 
is hardy everywhere. Each 2 

3-4 ft., whips $4,98 $9.00 

TF9&—DOLGO CRAB. A profusion of white crabapple flowers in the spring 
followed by big clusters of rich red fruit that makes excellent jelly. Very 
ornamental on the lawn. Each 2 

3 "* ft $1.25 $2.00 

TF97— RED SILVER CRAB. Rich reddish tones in flower, leaf, bark and fruit. 
Foliage is veined with silver; blooms large and fragrant. Each 2 

56 ft • • $1.95 $3.50 

TF98— WASHINGTON HAWTHORN. White flowers in the spring followed by 
scarlet berries in clusters, the glossy foliage turning red and orange in the 
fall. Finest of the Red Haw family. Each 2 

34 *• ■ $1.25 $2,00 




PURPLE FRINGE (Smoke Tree) 




ROSE TREE OF CHINA 

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ROSE 



Sdected Tttod&ui lite 

RARE CREATIONS OF GIANT SIZE — SUPERB COLORS AND BLENDS 

BEAUTY UNSURPASSED 

«™> ^ e *K are & Pr ° Ud t0 T ° ff | r (bel ? w in a " d ? £ n ophite page) this Splendid List of New Iris. Fifteen of them 
FW Do noH" In # i L S ° Ciet ^ S I 954 °? iCial Ust ° f 10 ° Most P °P ular Iris ~ others are in the Iris Hail of 
longtime ° ordinary varieties that have been in general use in gardens for a 



SUPER IRIS for distinctive gardens. 
FlVA Iric "Cf/ire" You wil1 delight in their •xtraor- 
FlVe iriS OfarS j^^ beauty and color. 

XFIO— FIRECHACKEB. A gorgeous Iris— rich yellow back- 
ground with a broad shading and dotting of glowing bur- 
gundy-red. Large blooms of good substance on stout 32- 
inch stems. One of the flashiest flowers in any garden 
SI. 50 each; 2 for $2.50, postpaid. 

XF11— MASTER CHARLES. Magnificent flaring blooms of 
deep mulberry-purple, with brown haze at center. The 
large, glowing flowers are borne on tall, strong stems. 
One of the most brilliant and distinctive of all the new 
Iris. $1.00 each; 2 for $1.75, postpaid. 

XF12— PINK CAMEO. One of the finest of the new "fla- 
mingo" pinks. Pointed buds of deeper pink unfold to 
superb flowers of delicate cameo pink without trace of 
violet. A brilliant tangerine beard lights the center of 
the flower. $1.2S each; 2 for $2.25. postpaid. 

XF14— RANGER. Almost true crimson red, deep in color but 
with a shining brilliancy. Standards long and cone 
shaped; flaring falls of glowing velvet. The tall, well 
branched plant produces many fine, extra large flowers; 
one of the latest to bloom. 90c each; 2 for $1.60. postpaid! 

XF15-SNOW FLURRY, Superb, pure snow white Iris, large, 
flaring, heavily ruffled. Abundant blooms on 4-ft. stems; 
early and long lasting. 80c each; 2 for $1.45. postpaid. 



Brilliant in Color and Splen- 

Five Iris "Favorites" fehj^"™'* * Siz * <md 

XF20 — CHRIST ABEL. Large, strong flowers of beautiful glow- 
ing red with a smooth finish and bright yellow beard. 
Outstanding red-toned Iris. 

XF21— CLOTH OF GOLD. One of the finest of all pure 
yellow Iris— deep in color, perfectly formed, tall and 
stately. 

XF22— ELMOHR. Enormous flowers of reddish-violet, daintily 
ruffled, and of heavy texture, are profusely borne on tall 
branching plants. A Dykes Medal Winner; a magnificent 
Iris that has outclassed all others in popularity. 

XF23— SABLE. Another grand Iris in the Hall of Fame. Al- 
most black— rich, shiny, blue-black-violet, with blue beard, 
and uncommonly brilliant for so deep a color. Good size 
blooms of heavy substance; tall strong stalks. 

XF24— TIFFANY. Most striking of the yellow Plicata family. 
Strong, branching plant produces many large ruffled 
flowers of light yellow heavily edged and dotted with 
bronze-purple and maroon. 

OUR FALL PRICES ON THESE FIVE IRIS "FAVORITES" 

(Your Choice — all one kind or assorted to your liking) 

50c EACH * 2 FOR 88c • 5 FOR $1.77 



(POSTPAID) 



XF1$— IRIS "STARS" COMBINE. 

"Stars" described above. 

Postpaid for only 



One each of the live Iris 



$4 



66 



fERRIS' IRIS ARE STRONG AND HEALTHY— 
SO EASY TO GROW! 

Plant them shallow in good, well drained soil in a 
sunny location, barely covering the roots with earth- 
ly to 18 inches apart. Mulch through the first winte* 
applying 2 to 4 inches of straw, shredded cornstalks or 
coarse material of that kind after the ground is frozen 
down about 2 inches. 



yevud HEDGES 



BEAUTIFUL LIVING FENCES 

HF60— DWAHF BLUE-LEAF ARCTIC HEDGING. De- 
lightful low growing plant, hardy everywhere, and 
ideal for low boundaries and edging. Dwarf and 
bushy in habit, with thick, fine foliage of lovely 
blue-gray-green. Plant 8 to 12 inches apart, and 
can be clipped formally or left natural. 



HF63— CHINESE HEDGEWOOD. Hardy, quick grow- 
ing hedge; popular for sheared boundary or taller 
screen. Plant 12 to 18 inches apart, and cut back 
heavily the first two years. 



(a) 18-24 in., sturdy hedging 

(b) 2-3 ft, sturdy hedging . . 



10 

$1.25 
. 1.75 



25 
$2.50 
3.50 



100 
$ 7.00 
8.50 



10 



10-15 in., sturdy hedging $2.80 



25 

$5.50 



100 

$16.50 



The ever popular 
splendid flowering 



HF61—DWARF NINEBARK. Super-fine, new, extra 
hardy shrub that develops wonderful borders and 
hedges. Natural growth is thick and shapely, with 
white flowers and red berries in season; foliage 
in the fall has rich coloring. Plant 18 inches apart 
in hedge row. 

10 25 100 

(a) 18-24 in., sturdy hedging. $3.00 $6.00 $18.50 

(b) 2-3 ft„ select 4.50 8.50 25.00 

HF62- TARTARIAN HONEYSUCKLE, Finest and 
most beautiful of all screen hedges. It grows 
rapidly, has thick foliage, an abundance of small 
but lovely flowers in June, and bright red berries 
in summer and fall. Plant 2 feet apart. 



HF64— SPIREA VAN HOUTTO 

Bridal Wreath. Develops a B 

hedge— beautiful trimmed or untrimmed. Plant 18 

to 24 inches apart. 

10 25 100 
18-24 itu, hedging $3.50 $7.50 $25.00 

HF65— PRIVET, AMOOR RIVER NORTH. Idea! for 
the formal trimmed hedge. Thick, light green foli- 
age. Plant 1 foot apart. 

10 25 100 
2-3 *U select $3.50 $7.50 $25.00 

HF66— BARBERRY, THUNBERG'S GREEN-LEAF. Fin- 
est thorny hedge, and beautiful trimmed or un- 
trimmed. Leaves turn to brilliant red in the fall, 
the plant loaded with crimson berries in fall and 
early winter. Very hardy. Plant 18 inches apart. 



15-18 in., heavy transplants. 



10 
$4.00 



25 

$8.00 



100 
$27.50 



10 

$3.0C 



25 

$6.00 



100 
$18.50 



(a) 12-18 iiw sturdy hedging 

(b) 2y 2 -3 ft., heavy (cut back 
for shipping and planting) 4.40 8.80 30.00 

EARL FERRIS NURSERY — Hampton 



SF18— ROTHOMAGENSIS LILAC. The finest of all 
Lilacs for hedges. Plant 3-4 ft. apart in hedge row. 
See description, and prices on a larger size on 
page 13. 

10 25 100 
(a) 18-24 in., hedging $7.00 $15.00 $50.00 

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DAFFODIL OFFER 

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These 12 SUPERB DAFFODIL 

Only $098 

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(B40) DAFFODIL MIXTURE 

Our Hand-Picked Assortment of golden, 
cream and white Daffodils, including big 
trumpets, gay cups with red and orange 
rims, and other charming types. Not labeled. 
Ferris' Big Holland Bulbs will bring you love- 
ly flowers NEXT SPRING. 20 for $1.95; 50 for 
$4.33; 100 for $7.50, postpaid. 



Cheery— Friendly Springtime Beauties. They are 
so easy to grow, lasting a lifetime. Plant them 
generously, a border by themselves, or clumped 
along the edge of shrubs, evergreens or peren- 
nials. They will bring sparkle to your springtime 
landscape Plant the bulbs as soon as they ar- 
rive, 6 to 7 in. deep, following the directions for 
Tulips on page 2. As soon as the ground is light- 
ly frozen down, mulch with straw or shredded 
cornstalks. Varieties we are offering here are 
among the finest and most popular. 
(Holland-Grown Bulbs, Large, Selected, Blooming Size) 
B41— FORTUNE. (Incomparabilis.) Extra large flowers, with broad outer 
petals of creamy yellow, centered with a big, well formed, frilled 
cup of rich orange. Early; height 18 inches. A beauty in the garden, 
and a good forcer. 3 lor 50c; 8 for 90c? 12 lor $1.65; 25 lor $3.00, 
postpaid. 
B42— GERANIUM. (Poetax.) Finest of the Poetaz type, each stem bear- 
ing charming clusters of white flowers with bright orange cup; very 
fragrant. Lovely in the garden or in bouquets. 3 lor 55c; 6 lor 11.00; 
12 lor $1.80; 25 for $3.15, postpaid. 
B43— INDIAN CHIEF. (Double.) Very fine,* large, two-toned Double 
Daffodil. Their handsome flowers of soft yellow are generously 
splashed with fiery orange, and are borne on tall, strong stems. 
Height 14 inches. 3 lor 65c; 6 lor $1.20; 12 lor $2.10; 25 lor $3.90, 
postpaid. 



SUNNY 
DAFFODILS 



B44— INSURPASSABLE. (Yellow Trumpet.) Largest and most beautiful 
of all yellow Trumpet Daffodils. The immense flowers are deep rich 
gold throughout, fragrant, and come early. You will be proud to 
own this giant beauty. Height 16 inches. 40c each; 3 lor $1.10; 
6 lor $1.95; 12 lor $3.65, postpaid. 



B 46— INGLESCOMBE. (Double.) Lovely, large, full flowers of soft 
yellow. Our customers have been delighted with this extra fine 
Daffodil. Medium late. Height 16 inches. 3 lor 50c; 6 lor 90c; 12 lor 
$1.65; 25 lor $3.00. postpaid. 

B47— KING ALFRED. (Yellow Trumpet.) The most widely planted Daf- 
fodil in the world. Intense yellow throughout, with huge frilled 
trumpet. Sturdy and long lasting; ideal for either outdoor planting 
or indoor forcing. Medium early. Height 16 inches. 3 lor 50c; 6 lor 
90c; 12 lor $1.65; 25 lor $3.00, postpaid. 

B48— MRS. E, H. KRELAGE. (White Trumpet.) Often called the White 
King Alfred— a charming and unusual Daffodil. Large, snow-white 
petals, with trumpet of soft primrose softening to white. Medium late; 
height 14 inches. 3 lor 55c; 6 lor $1.00; 12 lor $1.80; 25 lor $3.15, 
postpaid. 

B49— MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE. (Leedsi.) Famous pink-tinted Daffodil. 
The petals of ivory-white set off a long, slim, frilled trumpet of 
apricot edged pink. Coloring is unique and rare. Medium early, 
height 14 inches. 40c each; 3 lor $1.10; 6 lor $1.95; 12 lor $3.65, 
postpaid. 

B50— SCARLET LEADER. (Incomparabilis.) Flat, creamy white petals 
with large deep red crown. A beautiful flower in the garden or in 
bouquets, and one of the finest of this type. Medium early. 3 lor 
55c; 6 lor $1.00; 12 lor $1.80; 25 lor $3.15, postpaid. 



EARL FERRIS NURSERY - HAMPTON, IOWA